(Source: APS) Often times, our riggers call really fancy work “Gucci.” They say, ‘That’s Gucci’ or ‘Very Gucci.’ The name has panache and communicates a lot. I’m taking the liberty to say today – sure, these lines have some Gucci going on, but really, they’re Yves St. Laurent. There’s no mistaking – these are some … Read more
(Source: Colligo Marine) Colligo Marine Rigs Open 60 Monohull with Colligo Dux Synthetic Rigging. US synthetic rigging manufacturer Colligo Marine has rigged the first open 60 monohull with Colligo Dux Synthetic Standing Rigging. The boat, an older vintage Open 60, rigged in Australia, is planned to be campaigned and cruised, wordwide. The synthetic standing rigging … Read more
Since the start of the Dyneema Experience vids like these have been popping up all over the internet, ‘bigging up’ Dyneema and the various rope makers who supplied the 40 teams / boats. The winner will get the chance to attend a ‘Sailing Master Class’ with the Puma Volvo Ocean Race team. We are … Read more
Forty performance cruiser skippers will receive new ropes for their running rigging after being selected for the 2011 Dyneema® Experience Team blogging competition run by DSM Dyneema and its partners. The new ropes are of course made with Dyneema®. “We received a huge number of entries for the competition, but these fanatic sailors proved the … Read more
Yeap, the Dyneema Experience has officially started. Follow and support the 40 selected skippers HERE. 40 Skippers Worldwide (Source: Dyneema Experience) DSM Dyneema has recruited worldwide for 40 skippers, to test drive running rigging made with Dyneema® fibers. During an online registration phase from 9 January 2011 until 4 March 2011, skippers had to register … Read more
(Source: West Marine Rigging Blog) We have SK90 continuous covered loops. By using our “Loop Calculator” to generate working loads with either our preferred safety factor, or one that you would like, we are able to match the correct size core and number of passes for a loop that suits your application. These are great … Read more
DSM Dyneema, producer of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, is recruiting the globe for 40 ‘Skippers’. They can test running-rigging made with Dyneema® fiber and share their experiences through social media. If you are selected to join the 2011 Experience Team, we will re-rig your boat completely free of charge with ropes made with Dyneema®. … Read more
A nice example of how the new can make the old look good (ohh, and vice-versa!)
Some crazy Norwegians testing a EnGarde DYNEEMA® Level III vest. Don’t try this at home!
Thanks to Colligo Marine for this great vid on how to construct your own soft shackles.