Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

Although a variety of terminals are available, we narrowed our focus to eye terminals—one of the most common types.

Screw-on Rigging Terminals

PS compares hardware from Sta-Lok, Norseman, and Hi-Mod.

Standing rigging has been evolving ever since natural fiber lines were lashed, knotted, or spliced to wooden spars, and led down to crudely fashioned, iron deck hardware. The challenge has always been the transition point where the straight-line pull (tension) changes direction, creating a stress riser in the rope, wire, or rod. Today, the materials have changed, but the challenge remains the same.

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