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Rigging for your sailing yacht or motorboat. Rigging is just as indispensible on board, as the anchor, fenders and cleats are. Ropes are used for various purposes on board - starting from the mooring line for docking, the sheet ropes and halyards for the sails, going on to the fender line, towing line and even the shackles! For each application, different types of rope with different amounts of stretch are required, seeing as a universal rope doesn't exist for every purpose on board. For this reason, our SVB rigging specialists are always ready to provide you with advice and necessary information for selecting the perfect rigging solution quickly and affordably from our online shop.  

The mooring line - The line that every boat needs, no matter what!
Each skipper needs at least one mooring line. Here it is almost no matter whether it is a small or a big ship, a sailboat or a motorized yacht, because every crew has to go ashore and moor the boat safely at a dock in the harbor. A high-quality mooring machine should have a balanced stretching behavior, have a strong breaking force, be easy to handle, weather, UV and abrasion resistant, and withstand severe stresses over a long period without problems. Depending on the length and weight of the boat, mooring lines can vary in diameter. Choose your mooring line here.
Rope diameter for mooring-, spring-, anchor- and towline
Boat length Polyester mooring Bavaria mooring Polyamid mooring GeoSqare mooring Hempex mooring
6 m 10 mm 8 mm 8 mm 8 mm 14 mm
8 m 12 mm 10 mm 10 mm 10 mm 16 mm
10 m 14 mm 12 mm 12 mm 12 mm 20 mm
12 m 16 mm 14 mm 14 mm 14 mm 22 mm
14 m 18 mm 16 mm 16 mm 16 mm 26 mm
16 m 22 mm 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm 28 mm
18 m 24 mm 18 mm 20 mm 18 mm 28 mm
20 m 26 mm 20 mm 22 mm 20 mm 32 mm
22 m 28 mm 20 mm 26 mm 20 mm 32 mm

Halyards and sheet ropes for your yacht.
Halyards and sheet ropes must have entirely different characteristics than the mooring line. When selecting the perfect sheet rope or ideal halyard, the type of boat you have and the amount of load needed to be handled are important factors to consider. A sheet rope has to perform well in the wind, with as little loss as possible! Our range of products includes: high-performance Dyneema® ropes, to all-rounder ropes for cruisers, to beginner products at low prices, in many different colors and diameters. The most important point to keep in mind is the minimum elongation (stretch) of the rope and a perfect handling and adhesion of the rope. It must therefore be as lean as possible to be able to run through the blocks without the so-called "pawls". Buy your Yachttauwerk online now.

The table below shows our recommendations for sheets and halyards depending on the sail size
m²  Cruise XP Dyna One Dyneema Discover Dyna Lite Cup Gemini X Tasmania Harkon Standard Wire 7x19
10 5 4 5 6 6 8 6 8 8 8 3
20 6 4 6 8 8 10 8 10 10 10 3
30 8 4 8 10 10 12 10 12 12 12 4
40 10 4 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 14 4
50 12 5 12 12 12 14 12 14 14 16 5
60 12 5 12 12 14 14 14 14 14 16 5
70 14 6 14 14 14 14 16 16 6
80 14 8 14 16 16 14 16 16 7
90 16 8 16 16 16 18 8
100 16 10 16 20 20 10

Rigging made to measure - quick and affordable!
Do you need customized cutting done for your rigging?
We turn your ideas into custom-made solutions, which we tailor to each specific rigging application. For the trades, industry, commercial shipping or offshore sailing; as a mooring line, an outboard shot or as an anchor line - no matter what type of rope you need, we can manufacture it with the optimal splicing and cable connections. We also offer custom constructions of all common materials, up to a diameter of 200 mm.

Splicing work cannot be replaced by any modern technology. Performed professionally to produce a durable, smooth connection between two rope ends by braiding the individual strands. This is unbreakable and cannot be detatched. Lifting and lashing techniques are based on splices which support heavy loads. Similarly, hot air balloon rides would not be possible without splices. Climbing nets or other playground equipment are incorporate splicing into their designs. In winter sports, they are used for chair lifts and gondolas. Splices are often used in the private sector for roller shutters, sunshades or for towing cars.

Splice strength vs. knot strength as a bowline hitch

Type of rope   Ø mm   Breaking force daN   Max. breaking force loss   Bowline hitch daN
Gemini X 16 6,500 -39% 4,000
Tasmania 12 2,900 -40% 1,750
Dyna-One 16 20,500 -78% 4,500

daN = deca-Newton, measured value for breaking force, 1 Newton = 102 gram-force, 1 daN = 1,020 gram-force of the old measuring system, 1kg.

We can find the correct splicing solution for every boat owner! Call us at: 0421 57290-0 or send us an email at: Our experts are happy to provide you with advice and practical help.

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