standing rigging


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standing rigging

[′stand·iŋ ′rig·iŋ]
(naval architecture)
Rigging that is permanently secured such as shrouds, stays, bob-stays, martingales, and mast pendants.
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Climb the mast and check the masthead antennae, standing rigging attachments, swages, spreaders, radar reflector, Windex and the mast itself.
The sailplan is large and supported bye runner-less, swept carbon rig with composite standing rigging.
The next logical place to start lopping weight aloft is the standing rigging.
The use of composites in standing rigging creates various challenges for designers and manufacturers.
After moving ashore from a career in yachting, company founder Tom Hutchinson realised the potential of using hi-tech materials for standing rigging, initially for racing yachtsmen and subsequently the whole yachting industry.
Because the masts rotate with the booms, it is not possible to support the mast with conventional standing rigging.
For rig construction, the Perini engineers' limited experience with carbon spar manufacture meant they were reluctant to take on a project of this magnitude; not only were the masts very long carbon fibre tubes, they needed to be self-supporting as conventional standing rigging could not be used.
But, as the pursuit of minimum stretch and maximum flexibility continued, exotic synthetic fibres came into the flame for both running and standing rigging.
More recently the fibre has been used in the standing rigging of America's Cup yachts.