Fibre rigging is becoming increasingly popular in the sailing and cruising world. The main benefit of fibre rigging relates to the increased safety of such rigs. When specified correctly, the rig should be between 2 and 5 times stronger than a conventional wire rig. The extra strength allows for a certain amount of chafe and UV damage during use without compromising the rig. Fibre rigging fittings allow for full visual inspection. Therefore, an appropriate maintenance schedule can further mitigate the risk of failure.
Specifying fibre rigging is a straightforward process that relates to the comparative stretch characteristics of the wire it is replacing. Fibre rigging should not be specified by breaking strain as this will result in a stretchy rig. For further information, please contact the rig team at Jimmy Green who will take the details of your requirement or view the fibre rigging specification article below.
Dynice Dux has a super pre-stretched Dyneema SK75 12 strand construction. Although initial stretch of SK75 is not comparable with other fibres, it is more responsive to heat stretching which results in near zero creep and constructional bedding Fibre Rigging Specification