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Halyards, sheets: do the right calculation!

Halyards, sheets: do the right calculation!

Halyards, sheets: do the right calculation! It is often said that good accounts make good friends: here, they make good ropes! Choosing a halyard or a sheet is not always easy, so Ino-Rope helps you in your choices thanks to our offer of ready-to-use ropes. For each...
The messenger line termination | Roperwork tutorial

The messenger line termination | Roperwork tutorial

The messenger line termination | Roperwork tutorial Mastering ropework enables you to make full use of the rope during navigation, but also ashore during wintering operations. The messenger line termination was specifically conceived for this purpose or to simplify...
[BOOK] A comprehensive guidebook on modern ropework

[BOOK] A comprehensive guidebook on modern ropework

[BOOK] A comprehensive guidebook on modern ropework ! Many of you follow our ropework tutorials on our blog. Many of you also ask us technical questions about materials, rope structures, textile connectors, etc. Good news! All the answers to your questions can be...
How to winterise your ropes properly

How to winterise your ropes properly

How to winterise your ropes properly Along with chafing, salt and UVs are ropes’ worst enemies. So, if you wish to extend the lifespan of your sailboat’s running rigging significantly, we strongly advise you take time to winterise it. It will also avoid...
Rope twisting

Rope twisting

Rope twisting Humans are not the only ones that get into a twist! Ropes are particularly good at this. Surprisingly, this type of behaviour is not common across the Channel. British ropes, on the other hand, tend to twist which makes sailors sing a lot. In other word,...
Flax for the road! Interview with Roland Jourdain

Flax for the road! Interview with Roland Jourdain

ROUTE DU RHUM RACE Bilou’s Chinese portrait! The Route du Rhum had not even started when the excitement was already palpable on the pontoons of Concarneau, home port of We Explore, Roland Jourdain’s catamaran. It is the only Outremer 5X to contain 50% flax...
Docking: good practice guide

Docking: good practice guide

Purchase guide 4/4 Docking: good practice guide Even if there are no good or bad situations, there are obviously some good and bad ways to moor your boat. Without meaning to be indignant with a stern finger and  an accusing eye, a quick overview of the pontoons...
Dock lines: number, length and diameter

Dock lines: number, length and diameter

Purchase guide 2/4 Dock lines: how many and how long? Regarding dock lines, there are definitely two schools! The first is where the smallest locker on board is overflowing with mooring lines of all kinds, from an old piece of Ø 32 dock line as rigid as a...
Docking: the right knots

Docking: the right knots

Purchase guide 3/4 Docking: the right knots The most important mooring knots are the famous two half-hitch knot and the simple but often badly made cleat hitch knot. You can also use the bowline knot but smartly! The bowline knot The bowline knot is the most common...
How to choose your dock lines ?

How to choose your dock lines ?

Purchase guide 1/4   How to choose your dock lines In the rope category, dock lines, also known as mooring lines or hawsers, are not the star products of the rope family. Yet, with so many fancy names, the must play an important role.Which dock lines should you...
Dyneema, tell me what you are!

Dyneema, tell me what you are!

Dyneema, tell me what you are!   Like “Kleenex, Scotch or Frigidaire”, Dyneema is a commercial brand name, a pretty little name, much sexier than “high modulus polyethylene”, the petroleum that it refers to. Dyneema has been commercialized...
The stitched whipping | Ropework tutorial

The stitched whipping | Ropework tutorial

The stitched whipping | Ropework tutorial   Sewed by inserting the needle several times through the rope with whipping twine,the stitched whipping is a very reliable method to fasten the cover and the core of a rope. For example, it is essential to sew the sheath...
A super sturdy, green, stick-on padeye!

A super sturdy, green, stick-on padeye!

A super sturdy, green, stick-on padeye! A new padeye made in flax fibre and part bio-sourced resin and a full guide about modern rigging and knots, published in partnership with Voile Magazine: here’s how we choose to end this strange year to tackle 2021...
Buyer’s guide | Ready-to-use spliced ropes

Buyer’s guide | Ready-to-use spliced ropes

Buyer’s guide Ready-to-use spliced ropes Replacing a rope means choosing the right materials, the right finishes and the right length (etc. ) and finding your way through the wide range of products available. Ino-Rope makes online shopping simple and secure by...
Textile connectors: A guide to help you select it !

Textile connectors: A guide to help you select it !

Purchase guide for textile connectors Often called shackles or textile shackles, textile connectors are now well-known. Space and weight saving for equal or increased resistance, multi-purpose (block, sheet, halyard connection, etc…),over time they have replaced...
Ino-Block: from the Iron Age to the Textile Age

Ino-Block: from the Iron Age to the Textile Age

Ino-Block: from the Iron Age to the Textile Age   Friction rings, “standard” blocks: and then? Before the introduction of the Ino-Block, in the early 2000s, the alien blocks with textile axles flooded the market. Very affordable and with an excellent...
Finally, the Ino-Padeye is available online!

Finally, the Ino-Padeye is available online!

Finally, the Ino-Padeye is available online! At the end of last year, the Ino-Padeye, our latest innovation designed in collaboration with VMG Yacht Design, received a special mention from the DAME Design Awards during the METSTRADE professional boatshow, in the...
INO-BLOCK LIGHT: mounting instructions

INO-BLOCK LIGHT: mounting instructions

INO-BLOCK LIGHT: mounting instructions : The Ino-Block LIGHT is a block with a textile axle designed for low to medium loads. Lightweight, compact, efficient and very affordable, the IB LIGHT is adapted for sailing dinghies or cruising navigation. Easy to fix, follow...
Rope work: learning how to make a loop

Rope work: learning how to make a loop

Splicing a textile connector: learning how to make a loop To begin, the loop is a multi-purpose textile connector that you absolutely have to know about! Indeed, reliable and multi-functional, the loop is often fitted with a cow hitch knot around a chainplate, it can...
How to make a short and robust strop?

How to make a short and robust strop?

How to make a short and robust strop ? When you want to make a short Dyneema® braided strop, to fix a mainsail block and tackle, for example, you could be inclined to shorten the spliced length. A very bad idea because splices could slip! Nevertheless, there is a...
How do you make a textile shackle?

How do you make a textile shackle?

So, how do you make a textile shackle? The textile shackle is the star of modern splicing. Effectively ,as it is very light and robust, it has overtaken its stainless steel cousin for fixing blocks, sheets, halyards, etc.  However, numerous versions are available...
How to choose the right rope for splicing

How to choose the right rope for splicing

Choosing your rope Before getting into expert splicing, first learn to identify the ropes that can be spliced. Rope structure, core treatment, cover expansion. This easy as pie tutorial goes over splicing basics in order to choose the right rope. Suitable rope So, you...
Rope work : the double-braid Polyester splice

Rope work : the double-braid Polyester splice

Double-braid Polyester splice The double braided splice on a polyester rope is a classic in modern splicing. So, here is something to improve your general knowledge in terms of ropes: A tutorial that shows all the stages for splicing a core inside a cover and the...
Dyneema in every state!

Dyneema in every state!

Dyneema in every state! Shop-talk about Dyneema! Everyone gives a personal opinion but without enough technical background to keep afloat. Halyard, back stay, inner forestay, textile attachments, chafe sleeve, spare shrouds, lifeline rails: there is a specific type of...
Splice: The messenger trick

Splice: The messenger trick

To sum up, in this tutorial, Julien Barnet reveals a foolproof technique to splice a messenger line onto a rope that is hard to work on. When the hollow fid and even the long eye splicing needle cannot be fed through (very fine braid, tight cover), he uses a finer...
Rope work tutorial : The locked splice

Rope work tutorial : The locked splice

Locked splice, that you may know as “New Zealand” splice is a very common technique. Splicers of all sorts of fibres appreciate its ease and fast realisation. But be careful: For to be solid, the locked splice must not be rushed. Cross overs, spliced...
Red card: bowline knot with Dyneema®

Red card: bowline knot with Dyneema®

Red card: bowline knot with Dyneema® She’s a beautiful boat, fitted with beautiful purchases made of great Dyneema ropes… with bowline knots! What! Really! Seeing such barbaric practice made our blood boil… Well, let’s collect our...
Which Dyneema® braid for which use ?

Which Dyneema® braid for which use ?

Which Dyneema® braid for which use? Are you looking for a Dyneema® braid, but you don’t know which one to choose? Follow the purchase guide and find the product suitable for the rope’s use: lashings, loops, textile shackles, strops, cascade mounted...
Splicing needle with long eye, instructions

Splicing needle with long eye, instructions

Splicing needle with long eye, instructions First of all, the long eye splicing needle is not just something strange designed only for skilled splicers. This fairly simple tool allows you to splice faster and more easily than with a conventional hollow fid. This...
Rope work : Don’t lose the thread!

Rope work : Don’t lose the thread!

Never running out of ideas, our expert Julien Barnet, reveals a couple of his best tricks with humour. This splicing tutorial shows you a technique so that the whipping twine will no longer escape from the needle eye when sewing. As a bonus, a tip that shows you a...
Splicing without a needle: tutorial

Splicing without a needle: tutorial

Splicing without a needle To begin, as per the title, this video tutorial shows an ultra-practical and simple technique to splice a hollow braid without a needle. Adhesive tape is all you need to save the day, if you have forgotten your splicing kit. With her deep,...
Stitching on a splice: tutorial

Stitching on a splice: tutorial

“Why complicate things when they can be made simple?”this could sum up this video tutorial that shows how to make a stitch step by step. Quick and easy to do, the sewing stitch replaces whipping to lock a splice that is not submitted to load. »...
Install and check guard lines

Install and check guard lines

Installation and checking the Jacklines How to install Jacklines (fixing points, length, tension, etc.) ? Which points need checking to verify their condition of wear? Is there an alternative to the conventional polyester strap? This file has to be read carefully;...
Lashing : tutorial

Lashing : tutorial

With a lashing, you can do anything: replace block shackles, Jackline turnbuckles or even standing rigging ones. This practical tutorial with videos, teaches you the basics of lashing and provides several methods to accomplish them, with plenty of tips to help you !...