Fibre Rigging

Fibre Rigging

Fibre rigging is increasingly popular for sailboat standing rigging.
The main benefits of composite, synthetic fibre rigging relate to lighter weight, increased strength and easier inspection.

When specified...

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Fibre rigging is increasingly popular for sailboat standing rigging.
The main benefits of composite, synthetic fibre rigging relate to lighter weight, increased strength and easier inspection.

When specified correctly, the fibre diameter should be specified so that it will stretch less than the wire it is replacing.

A fibre rig will therefore be between 2 and 5 times stronger than a conventional wire rig when speicfied to ensure zero creep at the expected load.

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 process that relates directly 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.

The Jimmy Green Rigging Team are on hand to help you decide on the correct fibre replacement for your existing wire rigging.

The Jimmy Green Comparison Guide for the equivalent stretch characteristics of DynIce Dux and 1 x 19 stainless steel wire:

Jimmy Green Marine offer fibre rigging options from Dynice Dux, LIROS and Marlow Ropes which can be sub divided into two categories:

1. Backstays, Runners and Checkstays

  • Marlow D12 Max - the super pre-stretched and heat set version of standard D12 Dyneema 78.
  • LIROS D Pro XTR article 01514 - 100% pure Dyneema® SK99 rope with the latest in coating technology - Manufactured in a 12plait hollowbraid construction which makes it extremely good to handle and easy to splice - LIROS-Heat-Stretch-System - unique LIROS pre-stretching process, calibrated under exacting temperature and tension conditions, designed to minimise stretch and enhance performance - LIROS Coating System - the LCS polyurethane impregnation process improves resistance to abrasion and UV damage by up to 50%.

2. Standing Rigging

  • LIROS D Pro Static article 01504 - 12 strand Hollowbraid from specially engineered Dyneema DM20 fibre delivering near zero creep, LIROS Heat Stretch System, LIROS Coating System
  • Marlow M Rig Max - 12 strand plaited construction from super prestretched Dyneema DM20, near zero creep, Armourcoated
  • Hampidjan DynIce Dux - super pre-stretched Dyneema SK75 12 strand construction - although the 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 in Hampidjan's super enhanced DUX version.

The Jimmy Green Break Load Comparison Guide for DynIce Dux, LIROS D Pro XTR and D Pro Static, Marlow M Rig MAX and D12 MAX78

Dynice Dux Comparison with LIROS and Marlow Chart