Designed and Manufactured in New Zealand

The Dixon Clew is machined from marine grade aluminium plate and has been hard anodised for extra protection.

Each Dixon Clew comes supplied with the corresponding spliced Dyneema loop.

Designer: Gray Dixon.
Experience: Over 40 years
Speciality: Marine

Cost effective and easy to use

The Dixon Clew is the light, easy to use and safe way to secure all types of headsails and gennakers.

The simple D shaped ring is used to attach eyespliced headsail sheets with a Dyneema loop to various headsails and gennakers, with standard press or taped rings, using a cow hitch.

The Dixon Clew is easily changed from sail to sail, while the loop stays attached to the sheets.

It presents the distinct advantage of no bulky, heavy and difficult to untie knots that can cause problems if they get caught on the rigging or mast while tacking.

Light weight and Proven

The Dixon Clew is the cost effective way of replacing bulky bowlines. It can be used in conjunction with other systems that use loops on sheets to attach to sails and makes changing sails much quicker and easier.

Light weight:
Small – 31 grams Suits yacht up to 32 foot
Medium – 42 grams Suits yacht up to 40 foot
Large (8mm) – 64 grams Suits yacht up to 45 foot
Large (10mm – 78 grams Suits yacht up to 50 foot
Extra Large – 102 grams Suits yacht 60 foot +

Cruising and race tested and proven.

All Dixon Clews and loops have been stress tested for breaking loads.

Dixon Clew Specifications

Dixon Clew Diameter Maximum Sail Clew Ring
Weight Max Working Load Breaking Load
Small 53mm 34mm 31g 1,000kg 2,000kg
Medium 61mm 38mm 42g 1,600kg 3,200kg
Large (8mm thick) 75mm 45mm 64g 1,760kg 3,500kg
Large (10mm thick) 75mm 45mm 78g 2,750kg 5,500kg
Extra Large 85mm 55mm 102g 3,300kg 6,600kg

Dixon Clew Loop Specifications

Dixon Clew Diameter Recommended
Loop Diameter
Weight Max Working Load Breaking Load
Small 53mm 4mm 5g 431kg 862kg
Medium 61mm 6mm 12g 1,100kg 2,300kg
Large (8mm thick) 75mm 8mm 26g 1,750kg 3,500kg
Large (10mm thick) 75mm 8mm 26g 1,750kg 3,500kg
Extra Large 85mm 10mm 37g 2,800kg 5,660kg

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