Carbo News

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(Source: Carbo-Link) Lionheart fitted Carbo-Link’s carbon standing rigging in April and has won both regattas sailed this year. She  followed up her convincing win in Mahon, to win the  J Class Superyacht Cup in Palma. The rigging cables  are smaller in diameter and the cable stiffnesses are considerably higher  than the rigging  used  by  the   … Read more

Lo-Pro

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Future Fibres is pleased to present the Low Profile (Lo-Pro) adjustable composite cable termination. (Source: Future Fibres) The composite cable market has been maturing rapidly over the last 5 years with multiple competing core cable technologies all offering various trade-offs between weight, diameter, durability, longevity and handling. The next big development frontier to provide opportunities  … Read more

Big Balls

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Our new uniball fitting design allows a perfect alignment of the cables in any sailing condition. (Source: Future Fibres) Uniballs are essential for superyachts where articulation ensures proper alignment, reducing fatigue and improving life of the whole mast and the rigging package. As the size of superyachts continues to increase, the performance of every component becomes ever more critical.    … Read more

Carbo-Link Groupama D1 Test

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Groupama 4’s rigging tested, results in zero degradation after 35,000 miles of extreme sailing (Source: Carbo-Link) A load test was conducted on Groupama 4’s starboard D1 shroud by EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research. The shroud withheld a break load 6% above the designed break load, which is 2.5 times the  … Read more

Carbonised Leopard

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(Source: Future Fibres) A few shots of Leopard 3’s new RDS solid carbon rigging and the mast being prepared to go back in the boat. Our RDS lateral rigging system has a full length, tapered carbon cap shroud with removable diagonals. Stepping is scheduled for later today after an extensive refit of the interior, mast  … Read more

Carbon Rigging Q & A – Navtec

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Next in line to answer the 10 questions we posed to all major carbon rigging manufacturers is Navtec. Launched last year at Mets, in Amsterdam, their Thermo Fused Carbon Rigging (TFC) product represents the latest development in Navtec’s 40 year history of building and designing rigging systems. Rigging News: What is your carbon rigging product called?  … Read more

Carbon Rigging Q & A: Carbo-Link

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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

Carbon Rigging – Q & A

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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 product

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Navtec Launch TFC™ Carbon Rigging at METS 2011 Navtec, the rigging solution of Lewmar, have launched TFC™ Carbon Rigging at METS 2011. Navtec Thermo Fused Carbon Rigging is the latest innovation in carbon-fibre rigging. Fabricated from an advanced, flexible, high-modulus carbon composite material with a thermoplastic base, Navtec TFC™ allows new options and enhancements that  … Read more

Certified

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Germanischer Lloyd certificate for Carbo-Link rigging cables Carbo-Link has been awarded with the Germanischer Lloyd certification. The “Guideline for the Type Approval of Carbon Strand and PBO Cable Rigging for Sailing Yachts” is the newest and most reliable technical standard for shrouds and stays of artificial fibres. “We are happy to have achieved this approval  … Read more