New clever rope clutches for thinner lines

Slipping clutches are a common problem for sailors who changed to thinner and more high-tech halyards. Swedish Rutgerson is now launching two of their most popular clutches in a new version optimized for thinner lines without compromising on either hold or strength.

As modern lines are getting stronger, many boat owners are tempted to choose a thinner line dimension on their halyards. This often results in slipping clutches, which can have a large impact on the boat’s performance, forcing many boat owners to switch to smaller clutches with a lower working load than desired.

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