It comes down to this

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1/8″ Dyneema Break Test Final: Bury Splice vs Brummel Splice (Source: Chicago Yacht Rigging) For the final it was no surprise to see the bury splice and the brummel splice.  The previous rounds saw knots, specialty splices and things done purposefully wrong, so these should be the top end. The bury splice, again, is the  … Read more

A monster’s afterlife

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Thanks to Kristian from Chicago Yacht Rigging Inc. for this nice write up of his work on the the mighty ‘Il Mostro’ which has its new home on the Great Lakes: The VO70 Il Mostro that competed in the 2008 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race came to Chicago this year, and it was a real treat to  … Read more

T10 Backstay: Cascade

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We love Chicago Yacht Rigging Inc detailed write-ups on their various project and we are glad to share them here. This one is one for ‘everyman’s boat, which is a nice little departure for the recent features which were mainly Grand Prix racing and super yacht based. Check it: Here are a few pics of the  … Read more

Slippage?

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There is nothing quite as annoying as slipping clutches. Fact. Kristian Martincic from Chicago Yacht Rigging set up a bench test, using clutches supplied by Spinlock, an array of blocks, a winch and a loadcell to replicate and record conditions similar to those encountered on board. The aim of the exercise was to identify the  … Read more