Crimped and Swaged Wire Sailboat Assemblies

 

Capabilities
Our rigging department is capable of producing any wire rigging solution with 7 x 19  stainless steel wire.  
 

Crimp Swaging
Crimp Swaging is the mechanical crimping of a compression fitting usually accomplished with a large hand operated crimping tool.  These do not form as strong a bond between the fitting and the wire as a "cold roll forging" swaging does, and are not recommended for standing rigging.  Typically used with 7 x 19 wire.   

Swaging
Swaging is by definition "cold roll forging".  This process forces the strands of wire and the terminal together under great pressure, causing a bond that cannot be separated even if the wire is pulled in excess of its breaking strength.  We use a precision mechanical swaging machine to reduce work hardening of the fittings making our swages safer, straighter, stronger and longer lasting.  Mainly used with 1 x 19 and Dyform wire, but a few exceptions using 7 x 19 wire include swage ball assemblies as seen below.

Measurements
If you will be providing us measurements, be sure to refer to our How to Measure Rigging instructions before attempting to take any measurements.  Don't forget to print out  our Wire Rigging Worksheet to record your information on.

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Rigging Services

 

 Below are examples of the typical services we provide to make wire assemblies.   If you have other needs, please contact us.  We would be happy to assist you.

 

 

 wire crimp swage loop with thimble

Crimp Swage Eye with Thimble 

All of our crimp swages are finished with heat shrink for user rpotection.  Thimbles should be used wherever possible to ensure the wire is not too sharply bent, causing strands to break and 'meet hook'.  Oval sleeve and thimble sold separately.   

Rigging Charge: $5.00 per 1/16" - 5/32" crimp swage
Rigging Charge: $8.00 per 3/16"+ crimp swage 

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 rigging wire pressed loop

Crimp Swage Loop 

All of our crimp swages are finished with heat shrink for user protection.  Thimbles should be used wherever possible to ensure the wire is not too sharply bent, causing strands to break and 'meet hook.'  In situations where the loop must pass over a sheave or through a narrow slot, thimbles cannot be used and this method is used.  Oval sleeve sold seperately.

Rigging Charge: $5.00 per 1/16" - 5/32" crimp swage
Rigging Charge: $8.00 per 3/16"+ crimp swage 

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 rigging-wire-swage-stop-ball-shackle

Swaged Ball Stops with Ball Stop Shackle 

These are usually main halyards on dinghies that use a halyard locks.  Keels boats like Farr 30's and Etchells use single ball stops in their halyard lock systems.  As seen there are a total of four swages.  

Rigging Charge: $8.00 per 1/16' - 5/32" swage
Rigging Charge: $8.00 per 3/16"+ swage 

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