Rigging News: What is your carbon rigging product called? Carbo-Link:The Carbo-Link carbon rigging is called: CL-HT RN: What are its applications? CL: CL-HT systems are used as rigging for Racing boats and Superyachts in the following application: · Shrouds (Lateral rigging) · Fore and Aft Stays (Headstay, torsionally stiff headstay, Backstays and Runners) · Bobstays … Read more
There is a growing number of carbon rigging manufacturers adding not only competition to an already competitive market but also accelerating development of new and existing systems at a more rapid pace than ever. With companies pushing the envelope to have the smallest, lightest, stiffest yet safest system on the market, it’s wrong to think all carbon … Read more
NEW KING COMPOSITE DEVELOPMENT OF MAXI FURLING BOOMS (Source: King Composite)Last month King Composite shipped to Uruguay two beautiful Furling Booms: one 16.5mts & the other 14.0mts in length for the Doña Francisca, a 172 foot Javier Soto Acebal classic Schooner. When we first started with this project, the goal was to get the sail … Read more
Image: Volvo Ocean Race The image above, lifted from Saturdays Volvo Ocean Race update caught our attention. It was reported that Telefonica had some sort of bowsprit/bobstay/Furling gear failure on the previous leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya but the actual issue was never quite clear. What this image seems to suggest is, that either they … Read more
RSB Rigging Solutions in Palma de Mallorca re-stepped the mast of the 170’ Dubois designed ‘Red Dragon’ today. Just for your viewing pleasure, they also took the time to put together a great library of pictures of the event. Check them out here.
(Source: Sail-World.com) Continuous furlers are a wonderful invention, but what if you don’t want the sail on the boat all the time? Colligo Marine has introduced a new quick release line guide for continuous drive lines on roller furlers which is a time saving bonanza. This quick opening line guide allows you to keep … Read more
The first elements of Artemis’s AC72 Wing have left the shed in Valencia, Spain. More to follow soon.
An interesting article posted by Composites World, giving us a good cross section of the state of the market we are all interested in. Tough times indeed: (Source: www.Compositesworld.com) No other composites end-market suffered more during the recession than marine. Data from the National Marine Manufacturers Assn. (NMMA, Chicago, Ill.) show, for example, that for … Read more
Superyacht rigging specialists Marine Results have invested in a horizontal tensile testing machine which will enable rigging, spar and lifting equipment to be ultimately and accurately tested to ensure that specifications of equipment manufactured and designed by the company are within safe working loads. The machine tests loads up to 60 tonnes which include splices … Read more
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