Zhik's concept is that it is not just the trapeze hook which can get caught, so getting free of the entire harness is vital. In two quick and simple steps the sailor can rapidly remove the harness in an emergency situation, such as a bad capsize.

All individually tested during production, the boots are 100% waterproof and sealed, with an integrated external gaiter to prevent water ingress in extreme conditions.

Over the years, DuFLEX has become widely accepted in the marine industry, and hundreds of projects have incorporated the system, both in Australia and Internationally.

Sailors of small dinghies such as the Tasar, or catamarans like the Hobie 16, will find the new Ronstan Series 19 C-Track to be a simple, lightweight and reliable system with a myriad of uses both on and off the boat.

The new PFD was derived from the custom Deckvest VOR 170N lifejacket worn by Volvo Ocean Race teams and features a harness release system and an optional MOB unit.

They are filled with nitrogen to ensure that there is no fogging and for 100% waterproofing (down to 3m).

Based on the Coast Guard review of the cartridge, it did not appear that the cartridge had been triggered to inflate Santarelli’s PFD and therefore the auto-inflate feature had not properly functioned.

The new packaging is 100% plastic-free. It is made of paper and is fully compostable and recyclable.

Musto has developed new technology just in time for Summer down under with UPF30 protection that is environmentally friendly and can’t wash out.

ATL Composites will be showcasing WEST SYSTEM products in the Princes Wharf Building, at the 2019 MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

Stephen ‘Rowdy’ McCullum and Stewart Gray will be principals of 42ºSouth Marine which operates the Hobart loft of North Sales at Cambridge.

Chris is buying into Doyle Sails Lake MacQuarie in NSW Australia.

The right clothing, hats, gloves, footwear, sunscreen and moving about on the boat are all factors in an enjoyable day out.

International Paint has revealed their latest antifoul.

Tired of losing signal or getting a frustratingly slow connection as you head away from shore? Perhaps it’s time to consider a new option to keep you more reliably connected while sailing, with a satellite solution from Satcom Global.

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