Allen launches New products at the 2019 Dinghy Show in the UK
Date Posted:26 February 2019
Allen are exhibiting at the UK Dinghy Show with a range of new products including the new Pivoting Mast Step, Pad-Tii Range, Blue Carbon Tiller Extensions and 20 & 30mm Double Cheek Blocks.
On the 2nd of March the doors will open to the public for the 2019 RYA Dinghy Show and Allen Brothers will once again be displaying a range of new hardware and fully fitted boats on stand C82 in the Great Hall.
Allen will be showcasing new ranges, such as; The pivoting mast step, Pad-Tii range, blue carbon tiller extensions, 20 & 30mm double cheek blocks and much, much more.
New for 2019, the Allen pivoting mast step. Designed to give dinghies with adjustable rigging more customisable settings with lower loading points at deck level. Initially, Allen will be launching 3 styles of mast heel to compliment the pivoting mast step. The 3 available designs will suit the most popular spa shapes and sizes.
The Allen range of aluminium through deck bushes have been well received by the marine industry so Allen have decided to continue with the development. The logical product progression being, fixing Tii blocks to the deck or bulkhead. There are several companies producing products that provide this, so Allen decided to think a little more laterally and have come up with a range of Pad-Tii that have some additional design features. A number of current products require the integral pad and associated tie on rope to be permanently bonded to a surface, which doesn’t readily allow replacement of worn rope.
Allen have incorporated an ingenious removable attachment pin to allow the user to replace the rope as it wears. Simply unscrew the upper insert and push down on the stainless-steel crossbar to remove it. Install your replacement rope by pushing through the hole in the centre of the upper insert, slide the pin into place retaining the rope and screw the upper insert back into the deck. The lower insert is enclosed ensuring the design is watertight and the two parts have flats, so they can be tightened and undone with simple tools.
Allen has been working alongside Team Allen sailors to make sure their new range of tiller extension is stiff enough to give you the right amount of feedback yet forgiving enough to take a good beating. Although performance was at the top of the checklist it soon became apparent style should be too. The blue carbon range is available in several different sizes, and lengths over 1.9meters come with a smaller end knob to reduce outboard weight.
Another progression from an already existing product, the double cheek block range incorporates Allen dynamic bearing technology into a double sheaved cheek block. This allows for an additional purchase to be incorporated into mainsheet traveller systems and anything else that might require a double mounted cheek block.