carbon mast, keflar rigging?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by yipster, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. yipster
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    i hear about keflar rigging and wonder, quik search above for keflar came up blank
     
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  3. yipster
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    dumb mistake, thanks for setting me right. "kevlar" shows planty returns.
    long time not having sailed i hear about kevlar rigging and will search for how that works
     
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    Kevlar is old technology. Do a search on PBO for what the deep pocket guys are using these days.

    PBO rigging is about 30% more expensive than SS rod rigging and has a short lifespan (3-5 years). The cost of PBO is then almost 3 times the cost of SS rod, since rod lasts 10 years with no problem.
     
  5. yipster
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    yipster designer

    thanks for the pointer, maybe i should be re-rigged, a simple flew and every muscle in the body hurts
    no phenylene benzobis oxazole in my old polytechnics books but interesting and maybe even better than you say
    do you also happen to know what a folding rod as used in furling jibs might be called?

    http://www.powerliterigging.com/downloads/Powerlite Racer Benefits V4L.pdf#search="PBO + rig"
    http://www.oceanyachtsystems.co.uk/Ocean Issue 02.pdf#search="PBO + rig"
    http://www.futurefibres.co.uk/da/39114
    http://www.boatdesign.net/articles/standing-rigging/index.htm
     
  6. catmando2
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    catmando2 Malaysia bound....soon

    most of the go fast multi's have rotating mast's, so rod rigging no good,I and a lot of guys use wire [1 x19] but they fatigue pretty quick. Had my strands start to break on forestay after 3 years . reckon the rope would be the go, light,less windage supposedly,but hates the sun.
     
  7. yipster
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    yipster designer

    free standing mast and ropes i see, but only 3 years on PBO?
    did read kevlar was more sensitive and PBO needed a check after 5 years...
    now how do you you furl on a rope? i was howlered those furl rods nowadays fold down zigzag?
     
  8. RHough
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    RHough Retro Dude

    The boats that use PBO rigging probably do not use roller furling on the headsails. For equal strength the PBO has greater diameter and would not fit inside a normal furler. PBO would work for a sail that furls around it's own stay.
     
  9. rob broekman
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    for carbon masts go for the best. www.marstrom.com
    we just installed a 16m one and its a piece of art
     
  10. Maciek188
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    How much it costs?
     

  11. catmando2
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    catmando2 Malaysia bound....soon

    How long's a peice of string?:D

    Dave
     
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