Rigging Projects – Busy for all the right reasons

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Newsletter No 1 / 2017 2017 is shaping up to be another busy year. With 2 new spars on their way to meet their respective boats and 2 more in build for a spring delivery, Rigging Projects has been working hard on defining specifications and working with the manufacturers to ensure the product is as  … Read more

BIG NEWS

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This has been brewing for a while and its now official. The two biggest players in the composite rigging industry are now one and the same: NORTH TECHNOLOGY GROUP TO ACQUIRE FUTURE FIBRES (Source: Southern Spars) North Technology Group (NTG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Future Fibres by Southern Spars. Founded 20 years  … Read more

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

Rigging Projects Update

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(Source: Rigging Projects) With the European Regatta season firmly underway, its time for a quick update. Since launching Rigging Projects, the response and the subsequent work load has been phenomenal. Our biggest project to date – the deck hardware and rigging replacement / service / refit of the JV72 Mini Maxi ‘Jethou’ came to a  … Read more

Knot vs. Splice

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No prizes for guessing the winner! Thanks to More Marine for the vid.

Lift off

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A great little production from Rogi Yacht Rigging in La Ciota, pulling the rigs on the Mari Cha IV (now Samurai). Looking forward to seeing here out on the water again.

For the record

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RSB is keeping it up in STP  (Source: RSB)Last week was a record week for RSB Rigging Solutions, who stepped three big rigs in two days; the first being 50m Ketch by Perini Navi, Is A Rose, closely followed by the graceful 34m sloop, Nephele. The week begun with the final prep and build of  … Read more

Analyse this.

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The advanced structural tools in AzureProject allows for performing a more precise analysis, simulating the structural behavior of the sail considering the panels and patches, any trim and constraint configuration, the wrinkling of the cloth, the relaxation of the forestay and the bending of the mast.

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

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