Standing Rigging

One of Dyneema’s most useful attributes is its slipperiness, which makes it well suited for multi-purchase setups that incorporate low-friction rings.

Working with High-Tech Ropes

Mastery begins with knowing its limits.

If you are working with low friction rings, sooner or later you’re going to work with Amsteel and other high molecular polyethylene (HMPE) ropes, and that means learning to splice-in rings.

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More Standing Rigging

Splicing a Polyethylene Cover

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Dyneema Abrasion Test

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A Riveting Report: Spar Fasteners

 Subscribers OnlyEvery sailor eventually feels the pull to add hardware to their spars. Maybe a piece of hardware has broken off, or...

Anti-Seize Coatings for Spars

 Subscribers OnlyIf you’ve ever been humbled by a single impossibly stuck fastener, or plan on adding hardware to your spar,...

DIY Rig Check

Here are two good examples showing the problems associated with the lower or deck level use of swage terminals for...