SS vs Synthetic rigging

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by fhrussell, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Jim Caldwell
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    Jim Caldwell Senior Member

    How does Dyneema stand up to lighting strikes???
  2. patzefran
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    patzefran patzefran

    Dyneemas is polyethylene and has very low conductivity, so unless it is directly heated by a conductor in the vicinity it is not concerned. When heated it melt at low temperature, as epoxy and polyester.

  3. fhrussell
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    fhrussell Boatbuilder

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