DIY

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Build your own loops!  Our Swiss friends Greement Courant will show you how. Thanks!

Less is more

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(Source: West Marine Rigging) We just completed a project for a Melges 32 customer. It included a few item’s including sheets, control lines and a new backstay. The backstay was a new to us constructionat the bottom end. It is made up of Dyneema SK90 core, Dyneema SK75 cover with a sailmakers thimble at the  … Read more

Not quite Rigging but..

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very cool. These guys are talking about 1000m long Dyneema harnesses, flying 2000m2 kites at an altitude of up to 800m. And since it is all in the name of clean, renewable energy, uses rope and ‘sails’, we are liking it. Read more about Sky Sails and what they are up to here. An artist’s  … Read more

The Speech

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The Dyneema experience is over and Team Readan Ned has been crowned the winner. Here is their brief ‘Speech’: Hi all ! It’s an honor to win the DET2011. The feeling is overwhelming (even on the pink cloud 😉 ). Special thanks to DSM, Rake-Rigging Lancelin, Team Redan members all supporters and of course our  … Read more

Loop – Reloaded.

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(Source: Kohlhoff GmbH) Loop® High Load Shackles – The Original. Improved. Our Loop® Products are being used by cruising yachts and race teams alike, set apart by their high quality and durability. The Original Loop® Shackle is incredibly versatile, easy to use and has a wide array of applications. It’s tough to imagine leaving the  … Read more

Good experience

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The 2011 Dyneema Experience is in its final stage. Leader after 4 challenges, Cidnie Carroll sums up her experience (which is also the final challenge) in this informative, honest and diplomatic report posted on her blog: (Source: theceolmors)  2011 Dyneema Experience- The good, the not so good and the awesome. Challenge 5 has been issued and I have been  … Read more

40 Details

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(Source: West Marine Rigging) We just got back from our latest trip to a Class 40 that we having been doing some work with. Some of the projects we have worked on with this boat include a new SK90 tackline, new inhaulers, staysail halyard with a soft shackle and new mainsheet loops among a bunch  … Read more

Performance matter

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Noud Steffens, Marekting Manager for DSM Dyneema explains the benefits of their fibres.

Dyneema Lifelines – Cruising Style

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(Source West Marine Rigging) Just installed our first set of Dyneema lifelines with gates. We also have a system entirely of Dyneema with sliding splices and soft shackles instead of pelican hooks, however this customer chose to go “traditional” with their gates. They also chose to have the entire run of SK90 covered in Dyneema  … Read more

Pigtails

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(Source: West Marine Rigging) Some of you may have seen our “integrated” soft shackle on a halyard in the past. We recently had a customer looking to use it in a new capacity, so we made some trial pieces, tested them, and have now sent them out to be used. We will post pictures of  … Read more