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Proof loaded and finished! (Source: Doyle Rigging Palma) Here are the loops I nipped into do on Friday last week. The smaller ones are good for a 3 ton work load limit with a 4:1 safety factor, and the larger ones are good for a 10 ton work load limit with the same safety factor. … Read more
Wedgetail and her crew all safe after the dismasting – Ian Mainsbridge / all2easy (Source: Rolex Sydney Hobart) So it was with the Queensland sloop Wedgetail, the Reichel/Pugh 55 that reached the sanctuary of Hobart’s Kings Pier marina this afternoon after dismasting off Tasman Island in heavy south-westerly weather at 4 am today. Skipper Bill … Read more
(Source: Doyle Rigging Palma) One of the little projects I have been working on lately is the Jammers for the 58.4 mtr sloop Kokomo. They have a special custom designed Spinlock jammer system for some of their lines, which has a carbon coffin as an insert into a special jammer body. The Spinlock idea is … Read more
(Source: Scuttlebutt) In 18 knots of southerly breeze, Rob Hanna’s TP52 Shogun V was dismasted off Palm Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on day two of the Premier Composite Technologies TP52 Southern Cross Cup Regatta, Saturday 14 December 2013. The black carbon fibre mast was 26 metres tall at the midday start of race four … Read more
Sometimes we get pictures sent to us of work the rigger is clearly proud of – and rightly so. This one in from Erwan Tanguy from Your-rigging: Here is one my last work, a standing strop for an 80′ super yacht extention forestay. This is a winding strop with special dyneema braid inside and dyneema … Read more
VOR and Ian Roman treat us to some shots of the newly launched VOR65 Dongfeng (actually boat no.1). There are some nice details in there. © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race