catch and release

Big Pimpin'

The young Italian engineers at UBI Maior are steadily working their way through pretty much everything that moves on a modern yacht… and working hard to make it move better

This time it’s the snatch block. When it appeared decades ago, it seemed a magical device: with its opening cheeks to expose the sheave and rotating head, lines could now get redirected at any angle without having to be re-led from an end. Snatch blocks were a real boon for headsail and spinnaker sheets and invaluable for sail changes with their fast and easy attachment, loading and unloading, and release.

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