Dinghy Show magazine 2017


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Happy Birthday Allen Brothers Allen Design Manager Darren Elwell and Designer Tom Clayton have been going through the ropes this year and discovered ways to take block design to the next level. facebook.com/ allensailboathardware @allen_bros ALLEN_SAILBOAT left to right: Lindsay Allen, Richard Allen, Tony Allen, Liz Adams & Sarah Adams Liz Adams, Managing Director It was lovely to be able to celebrate our 60th anniversary recently with Grandad of the Company Tony Allen, members of the family, friends and staff at a charity fund raising tea party. A great deal has changed since Tony started...

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Follow our sailors: allenbrothers.co.uk Prepare For Success We welcome some new crew to Team Allen for 2017 and congratulate the rest of the team for excellent performances over the past year. We thought you would be interested to know what is behind their winning ways, so we asked the Team to share their favourite ways of preparing themselves mentally and physically, and getting both their race technique and boat on the top line. Eight Team Allen sailors are on British Sailing’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic Pathway. This year, Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell will be sailing together in the British...

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Steve’s Technical Tips Specifying the correct block By Steve Hall, Technical Manager Dynamic bearing block ifferent blocks on your boat are subject to different loads depending on the application you are using them for and where they are placed in the system. Because each application places different demands on the bearing system in the block, there are two different types we use, in conjunction with different materials for the sheaves, each of which is suited to different applications. In the plain bearing block, the sheave rotates directly on the axle, whereas a ball bearing block...

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On the Allen stand at this year's RYA Suzuki Dinghy show are a new Solo from the Boat Yard at Beer and an International 14 from Composite Craft. Both boats feature full Allen fit-outs and have benefitted from our design input. Composite Craft's International 14 features Allen track and traveler systems for the jib and kicker. It is the Hollom Mk2, which is a sister ship to Katie Nurton's, winner of the Prince of Wales trophy in 2016. Gavin Tappenden at Composite Craft also built the spars and foils and described the design as a natural progression from the last, which won 2 World...

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