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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...
[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...
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...
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...
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...
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;...
Bowline knot

Bowline knot

Learn all the essential bowline knot secrets with Jean Le Cam, David Raison, Nikki Curven, Jonas Gerckens, Marie Riou. And as a bonus, the new “Sylvain” knot, an excellent alternative to the bowline knot, presented by Julien Barnet. Did you know that there...
How to choose your splicing needle

How to choose your splicing needle

How to choose your splicing needle  This practical brief about splicing needles should pique the curiosity of splicing lovers. Hollow fid or needle with long eye: Which is best for your splicing? What are their advantages and disadvantages? How can you use them and...
Friction rings

Friction rings

Friction rings These last years, friction rings have taken over the decks of racing boats. Cost-effective, they have rapidly become commonplace in the world of leisure yachting. Weight-saving, resistance, performance: Ino-Rope compares their technical properties to...
Block and tackles – How do they work ?

Block and tackles – How do they work ?

Find all our ropes here Block and tackle systems What is a block and tackle? How can the purchase ratio be calculated?Which mounting should be chosen in order to minimise friction and to obtain the best performance?Multiple frequently asked questions that we wanted to...
Creep, elongation: should this be a source of worry?

Creep, elongation: should this be a source of worry?

Creep, elongation: should this be a source of worry ? When one speaks about Dyneema® rope creeping, what is it exactly? One often confuses elongation resulting from construction, elongation at break and creeping. What is pre-stretching on a rope? How elastic are...
Long live rounded bows !

Long live rounded bows !

How can we describe the hull structure of the Mini 6.50’s rounded bow, designed by the naval architect and skipper, David Raison ? Provocative, inelegant… but so efficient ! Ino-Rope explains to you why and in which situations it is better to have a boat...