(Source: Southern Spars) M34 – Tour de France a la Voile 2011 Southern Spars would like to congratulate all fifteen teams that competed in the 2011 Tour de France a la Voile. Bertrand Pace FRA with his ‘Sud de France’ team stood victorious at the end of the tour, Bertrand’s second tour win in two … Read more
Noud Steffens, Marekting Manager for DSM Dyneema explains the benefits of their fibres.
(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
Since there is not a great deal going on in the nautical rigging word (at least nothing we can write about just yet…), let’s look at a different type of rigging. We hear a lot of people and composite rigging suppliers banging on about rod or wire rigging being dead. Done. Dusted. While that might … Read more
Volvo Ocean Race skipper Chris Nicholson and mast project manager Martin McElwee give us a quick glimpse at the production of the ‘Camper’ mast at the new Southern Spars Facility in New Zealand.
Antal has updated their superyacht car systems for the 50 meter sloop Arzana. Check it: BLOCK: 225 mm block on Composite Fibre bushing and 2 side ball bearings.Weight = 11.50 kg / SWL = 18000 kg. TRAVELERS: 2 x 530 mm long, hard black anodized aluminium one-piece body on Torlon ball bearings Antal 4Race system … Read more
A nice story about how sound, professional advise can save you a lot of money in the long run. (Source: mysailing) We recently spent a couple of weeks in a boat yard getting some great upgrades done to Liberty. Before getting started on the jobs we wanted to have done, Mike Meer, a professional rigger, … Read more
The Equiplite 22FS Drum and Top Swivel (MWL 45.000kg). Huge! Check out more innovative furling gear from Equiplite HERE and a bit of humor HERE.
(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
No fooling you… here is the story explaining the most recent ‘What is it?‘ (Source: Superyacht Times) Rondal, best known in the shipbuilding industry for the precision-engineered and exquisitely-finished masts, winches, hatches, doors and deck equipment it manufactures for the world’s finest superyacht, demonstrated the true breadth of its engineering talents as two massive, 50-metre … Read more