The Jimmy Green Rigging Team are witnessing a significant increase in the volume of work on Synthetic Fibre Standing and Running Rigging applications for dinghies and sailboats.
Fibre rigging is increasing in popularity and it's easy to see why - less weight aloft increases performance while the extra strength contributes to improved loading safety margins.
The diameter of the fibre rope should be specified by comparing stretch at the working load of the stainless steel it will be replacing. Generally speaking this means the working load should equal approximately 20% of the break load for optimum performance. This may result in the fibre being of greater diameter than the wire it replaces.
Liros D-Pro Static article 01504 - Dyneema® DM20 12 strand hollowbraid construction rope, ultra low creep, with the latest in coating technology delivering excellent abrasion and UV resistance
Marlow M-Rig Max - Ultra Low creep 12 strand hollowbraid Dyneema DM20 line
Marlow Excel D12 MAX 78 - Super-Heat Stretched 12 strand Dyneema SK78 line for maximum strength and low creep
Liros D-Pro-XTR Static article 01514 - 100% Dyneema SK99, 12 strand plaited construction, very low stretch, exceptionally high strength, HSS LIROS Heat-set pre-stretched and finished with LCS LIROS Coating System for enhanced durability and grip