Nicopress and 1x19

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by frolicsailing, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Landlubber
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    I have had some beautiful boats in my life, all looked great but some performed better than others, i would go for the ones that perform well in future, and have good looks too.
     
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    And some people don't understand that not every person has the same priorities which they do.
     
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    because of its stretch 7x19 must be overtigthened and as a result is hard on the boats structure. If the boat is light and low aspect, 7x19 rigging will work. Fabric rigging is very easy to work with and would be worth a look.
     
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    7x19 needs to be tightened more only if performance is a priority.

    If flexibility of the stays is needed then 7x7 or the new "rope" is preferable to 7x19 provided 7x7 of an appropriate material can be source or the cost of the "rope" is acceptable. If not then 7x19 can be considered.

    If flexibility isn't needed then 1x19 is appropriate.

    It's also worth mentioning that 7x19 of 16% larger diameter than 7x7 will have about the same stretch for a given load.
     
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    Even a cruisers leeward standing rigging must be firm when working to windward. Slack leewad rigging stresses the spreader root and transfers the cyclic loading into the chain plates, mast partners and hull structure.

    fabric rigging would be a good low stretch alternative to wire rope.

    http://www.colligomarine.com/Colligo-Synthetic-Systems/Dynex-Dux.htm
     
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    From my view, I think 6*19+FC is more flexible and suitable for that application.
    Actually, we are a professional manufacturer in stainless steel wire rope & Slings for mast rigging on sailboat/yatch since 1994. You guys can count on us.
     
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    I have a wooden boat, with wooden mast and a rig that was designed 7 years ago (a "low tension" rig by modern standards) on this 7x19 wire is preferred. On boats that are designed for high tension/high performance racing base rigs you want the lowest stretch rigging possible, something that would actually damage a boat of the construction I have.
     
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