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The Ultimate Guide to Purchase Systems and Mechanical Advantage.

In this guide, we’re breaking down the nitty-gritty of purchase systems, from the straightforward simplicity of the “simple” system to the power-packed intricacy of the “compound” system. We will also take a look at how to calculate a purchase system and the steps you should take to design your own.

A purchase system is like your boat’s backstage crew, working behind the scenes to make sailing a breeze. It involves blocks (the unsung heroes) and ropes, creating a setup that multiplies your muscle power, making sail control and rigging adjustment a piece of cake.

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Exploring Cam Cleats – Part 4: Maintenance and Care of Cam Cleats

Welcome to the fourth and final chapter of our comprehensive blog series “Exploring Cam Cleats”. In Part 4, we shift our focus from the uses and functionality to the equally important realm of preserving and optimising the performance of your cam cleats.

In this instalment, we’ll unravel the mysteries of cleaning, inspecting and servicing cam cleats. With insights into proactive maintenance routines and best practices, you’ll be equipped to maintain your cam cleats in peak condition, ensuring that every sail is met with the reliability and performance you’ve come to expect from Allen hardware.

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Exploring Cam Cleats – Part 3: Practical Applications of Cam Cleats

In Parts 1 and 2, we unearthed the different types of cam cleats and their essential accessories, unveiling the tools that elevate sailing efficiency and safety. Now, in Part 3, we’re venturing into the various applications which utilise cam cleats and their many accessories.

Different types of cam cleats and their accompanying accessories are designed to cater to specific uses and sailing scenarios. Let’s explore a few different systems and how the cam cleat and accessories play vital roles towards enhancing sail control.

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Exploring Cam Cleats – Part 2: Essential Accessories for Cam Cleats

Welcome back to the next instalment of our blog series, where we dive deeper into the world of cam cleats and unveil the essential accessories that elevate their performance. In Part 1, we explored the fundamentals of cam cleats and the different types.

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Exploring Cam Cleats – Part 1: Understanding Cam Cleats

In this four-part series posted over the next four weeks, we will delve into the world of cam cleats, explore the accessories that complement their functionality, and discover the myriad of applications across different sailing scenarios. By understanding the principles and versatility of cam cleats, you’ll be better equipped to optimise your sailboat’s performance and enjoy a more seamless and enjoyable sailing experience.

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