Rod rigging in Nitronic 50 has become widely accepted both by racing boats and cruising boats alike. Rod rigging offers high strength, low windage and low stretch as well as long life due to unmatched corrosion resistance.
Serviceability problems are now a thing of the past with riggers all over the world having cold heading presses available for service work. The Rig Shop has a fully portable press and so we can build rigging to order in our shop or we can make repairs and alterations on site.
We only use premium quality Nitronic 50 rod. Beware of cheap stainless steel rods that will be weaker and not last as long. Rod rigging is ideal for use with furlers where its smaller diameter and smooth finish make for ease of use and low corrosion, which is often a problem with wires hidden inside the furler itself.
Rod rigging connections require a special Cold Heading system, using a pressure heading system. These can be shop or on site fitted by arrangement.
The Rig Shop can produce custom rod to order. Our facility has the capability to draw bar from its hot coil formation into full strength Nitronic rod. We can manufacture and head round or lenticular (convex on both sides) rod in sizes from -91 (19.51mm) up to -220 (30.25mm).
We stock and supply a wide range of rod rigging fittings and terminations. On request we can provide detailed technical drawings, specifications and prices. Please contact us for further information and advice.
1 X 19
We only use the best quality diamond drawn 1x19 wire with a bright finish for a longer life. Beware of cheap foreign imports! We keep a comprehensive stock of all sizes from 3.0mm to 16.0mm and can fit any type of end to supply you with completed rigging, or can sell you lengths by the coil for making your own rigging with swageless end fittings.
Outside of the marine industry 1 x 19 wire is commonly used in a whole range of construction and architectural applications from balustrades, stairways, walkways, and suspended canopies amongst other things.
7 X 19
This wire offers greater flexibility than 1x19 wire and can be used for halyards, steering cables or standing rigging. It can be terminated by swage, swageless, Talurit® soft eye or by splicing to rope.
Once again we can supply ready made lengths or supply all the necessary bits for you to complete your own cables.
Compact Strand (formally Dyform)
For those of you who are more performance orientated, Compact Strand wire offers a lower stretch alternative to standard 1x19 wire. Still made from high quality stainless, Compact Strand wire has its strands drawn through a shaped die so that once wound together it not only has less constructional stretch, due to the tight layup, but also has less dynamic stretch due to a greater cross sectional area of material for a given diameter. As Compact Strand is also stronger than 1x19 it is often possible to go down a size and to gain an advantage for reducing windage. Compact Strand can be used with all standard swage and swageless fittings.
We stock and supply a wide range of wire fittings and terminations. On request we can provide detailed technical drawings, specifications and prices. Please contact us for further information and advice.