Fibre Rigging

Fibre Rigging  

Fibre rigging is becoming 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,...

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Fibre rigging is becoming 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 should therefore be between 2 and 5 times stronger than a conventional wire rig 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 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, view the fibre rigging specification article below or contact the rig team at Jimmy Green who will take the details of your existing rig and suggest a fibre replacement.

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 Maxthe super pre-stretched and heat set version of standard D12 Dyneema 78
Marlow V1212 strand hollowbraid construction manufactured from 100% Vectran ® fibre, finished with Marlow's PU armourcoating for improved UV stability and wear resistance.
Marlow V2 Racing - performance rope manufactured with a 12 strand Vectran ® core covered in a 24 plait polyester jacket
LIROS D-Pro article 01505 - 12 plait hollowbraid construction from 100% pure Dyneema®, UV stabilised, LIROS Heat-Stretch-System, LIROS Coating System (LCS) - impregnated with a special PU coating for enhanced abrasion resistance
LIROS V-Force article 04000 - high performance line manufactured with a 12 plait braided Vectran® core covered in an abrasion resistant 32plait (24plait in 6mm) polyester jacket

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.