At MAURIPRO Sailing we strive to be your ultimate source for sailboat hardware. Whether you are looking for Sailboat blocks, Boom Vangs, cam cleats or other deck hardware, you can find it here. We offer technical assistance to help you outfit your boat with the right harware to match your sailing needs.
Selecting Replacement Sailboat Hardware
An important consideration when choosing new hardware for sailboats is the working loads that the hardware will be subjected to. It is best to get hardware that in the middle of it's reccomended usage range and has at least the strength of any parts that it is replacing. When choosing blocks, deck organizers and other pieces of sailboat hardware that deflect lines important considerations include the size of the line and the load on the line. Consider what you liked about your boat's old harware set up and what you are looking to change with new harware for your sailboat. Blocks vary not only in sheave diameter but also in working load, so it is important to consider the load that you are exerting on your sailboat hardware blocks.
When shopping for replacement genoa cars, traveler cars or other sailboat hardware that uses a track it is very important to determine the type of track that your boat has as different tracks and cars are not compatible. Both Harken and Lewmar make track that make variable hole spacing track so you can replace sailboat hardware that uses track without drilling new holes in your boat.
Sailboat Hardware for Cruising and Racing
Whether you are racing or cruising, quality functional deck hardware will make your sailing experience more enjoyable. Racing sailors know how critical it is to have well running blocks, powerful winches and cleats and clutches that hold well. Cruisng sailors also benifit from having quality, durable sailboat hardware when making a long passage or entertaining guests during a sunset cruise. A common misconcetion is that only racers will benifit from modern lightweight sailboat hardware such as Harken Carbo Blocks, in fact modern carbon blocks and other sailboat hardware beneifit both races and cruiser by being stronger, lighter and longer lasting. Cruisers and racers will also beneft from having well organized deck hardware. Racers will benefit by having better boat handling and maneuvers and cruisers will benefit from setting their boat up with sailboat hardware that is geared towards making their boat easier to sail short handed.