The Hitchcraft® RopeTie celebrates its first year, at
Strictly Sail Pacific, 2007
San Anselmo, CA, April 4, 2007
– One year after introduction of its innovative “rope
tying accessory” Hitchcraft has seen the concept catch on,
with new competitors entering the marketplace. On the one hand
that confirms the utility of this new category of accessory, and
on the other, it provides a reference from which the RopeTie
design stands out with its optimized sculpted form and superior
On a sailboat there are endless applications for the RopeTie. It
can be used to tie down anything on deck like a sail bag, a
canopy, or a dinghy; as a quick tie for a boom preventer; as an
instant cleat for an outboard hoist; and as an improvised rigging
tensioner. Use it also on your truck, car, in outdoors
activities, in your garage, or with any rope application.
Unlike most knots, no threading is required with the RopeTie,
making it easy to attach anywhere in the middle of a long rope.
The RopeTie is designed to hold the line tension securely and
tighter as the load increases, and yet it never jams, making it
easy to release when quick action is required.
It is also an excellent tool to multiply your manual effort: in
its simplest configuration a 3x power factor is obtained; and two
or more RopeTies can easily be combined for extremely high
tensioning power (9x, 27x, etc.). This modular feature is a
distinguishing aspect unique to the RopeTie design, as well as
the integrated hub cleat which retains tension automatically, for
quick one hand tightening.
The RopeTie was developed and is manufactured in California. It
is the product of a meticulous development process, using leading
edge tools and know-how, for optimized function and cost
effective manufacturing. By striving for a competitive formula
for cost effective US manufacturing Hitchcraft expects to counter
the need for transoceanic transportation, reducing the carbon
impact of its products.
RopeTies come in two sizes: The Mini for .125”-.250”
(3-6 mm) rope diameters and the Monster for .250”-
.437” (6-11 mm) rope diameters. The RopeTie is made of a
high strength plastic and is recommended for loads of up to 250
lbf (Mini) or 500 lbf (Monster). Patents have been filed in the
US and Internationally. Swing by Hitchcraft’s booth
#440 for product demonstrations and more information.
Also visit http://www.hitchcraft.net. Hitchcraft
LLC, is an outdoor accessories company specializing in designing
simpler product solutions for everyday problems. They are located
in San Anselmo, just one-hour north of San Francisco
Media Contact: Miguel Praca