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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The standing rigging included a main mast at or near midship, a bowsprit with a yard sail, and a short mast with a lateen sail abaft the tiller.
Standing rigging and deck layout are drawn, as well as some important fittings such as the rudder and tiller (Figure 21).
Now, with Dyneema(r) Max Technology DM20, the performance characteristics have been further enhanced, thereby positioning the material for use in standing rigging for the first time.
Slim, lightweight and with a smaller diameter means low windage, furthermore standing rigging made with Dyneema(r) Max Technology is resistant to abrasion, bending and overall mechanical fatigue.
[] Climb the mast and check the masthead antennae, standing rigging attachments, swages, spreaders, radar reflector, Windex and the mast itself.
Duckworth says this concept is expected to erase one of the big problems most conventional rigged cats experience when hard running: "The cantilevered biplane rig, which has no standing rigging to restrict sail ram, presents a significantly safer situation during a round-up because you are only 20 degrees, not 60 degrees, from a luff at any time."
The sailplan is large and supported bye runner-less, swept carbon rig with composite standing rigging. 107 per cent overleaping headsails and large asymmetric spinnakers flown from a fixed bowsprit make for good performance and simple sail handling.
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.
Because the masts rotate with the booms, it is not possible to support the mast with conventional standing rigging. Each carbon fibre mast is therefore unstayed, and supported only by two massive bearings, one at deck level and one at the mast's heel.
But, as the pursuit of minimum stretch and maximum flexibility continued, exotic synthetic fibres came into the flame for both running and standing rigging.