Shackled

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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

Good Strop

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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

Link up

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SoftLink: Soft shackle for all by Wichard   (Source: Wichard) SoftLink is a soft shackle developed by Wichard for recreational sailors looking for performance and ease of use. Thanks to its stainless steel connector, SoftLink can be used without any particular knowledge of ropework. It can be fitted and removed with ease, even under tension.  … Read more

Price hike

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Possibly one of the least interesting posts but it could have an effect on your business as of next year: (Source: DSM) DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fibre Dyneema, and leader in life protection materials and high performance fibres, has announced a global price increase of 5% for all DSM  … Read more

Size matters

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      (Source: Doyle Rigging Palma) Bob stays for a 40ft Grand Prix race boat. The top sample is the new bobstay I have built, and the bottom sample is the original from the boat. Its hard to see in the photos how different they are but here’s some facts for you. The new  … Read more

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

FSE ROBLINE APP: Now Available in the App Store

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Innovation, reliability, and exceptional performance are what sailors are looking for when they choose their ropes. These attributes have also been key priorities of FSE Robline: the leading manufacturer of marine ropes. The company continually strives to improve the service level that it provides to its customers. Therefore it launched its interactive FSE Robline app  … Read more

DIY Loop

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Steve Branagh, Director of RSB Rigging in Palma is talking about their supplier Armare Ropes before Allan Wester takes us through the process of constructing a covered Dyneema loop.

Lifelines

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(Source: West Marine Rigging) With these 45 degree days approaching here in the north-east, our customers have been getting busy with the start of their spring prep. Most are building their lists for bottom prep, woodwork, and reviewing their running and standing rigging in their living rooms. Cracking or rusting on your life lines is  … Read more