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505 Custom Smooth Tack Jib Sheets | Expert Advice

International 505 Jib Sheets   Talk about labor-intensive with high performance results. These jib sheets are made of that sweet high tech double braid Dinghy Control Line by FSE Robline featuring color-coded polyester covers with a Dyneema SK-75 Core. Measuring 1/4″ – this line has a tensile strength of 3,700 lbs. Tough and strong. What’s extra sexy about these sheets is the fact they have a smooth tack with tapered and buried covers. Skinny on the Smooth Tack – Works […]

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Farr 30 Custom Running Rigging Upgrade Examples | Expert Advice

Check out these new Farr 30 jib sheets. We took green Samson Amsteel and pulled black Yale Cover-Only over the line. We replaced the traditional J-lock shackles used on Farr 30s with one of our new Dyneema Shackle Loops. We also replaced the traditional stainless ring with an Antal 14mm low friction ring that will run like butter on the stripped line – even under high loads. Rather than having the J-Lock jamming into the stainless ring at max trim, […]

How a Farr 30 Main Halyard is Made | Expert Advice

The Farr 30 main Halyard is a complicated piece of hardware to make. Tapering a wire and prepping the line for a splice is a tedious and lengthy process. Jarrett Herring, rigging enthusiast here at APS, takes us through the steps and processes involved in the creation of this tricky wire-to-rope transition in the above short video. Yes, Farr 30 was called Mumm 30 in the past. The Pre-Made Wire-to-Rope Halyard kits are made in advance for traditional halyards on […]

A Look at the APS Rigging Department | APS Advisor

I thought this would be a great time to show everyone a little behind the scenes look at our rigging department here at APS. All the custom rigging we produce from the split-bridle mainsheets to stripped halyards to life lines is made right in our shop. Our two dedicated riggers – John Lund our rigging manager and his team – make everything we send out. Our rigging shop has measuring tapes laid out on the work benches so the riggers […]