APS outfits a range of One Design boats from keelboats like the Melges 24 and Sonar to dinghies like the Optimist and Thistle. Every class has rules about rigging – and the APS Rigging Department has put together class legal packages for sheets, control lines, and halyards.
What does this mean for you? No measurements! Pre-Spec’d means pre-specified – you just pick your favorite line. Check out what our riggers did for a J/24 last week:
This topping lift has been constructed using Samson MLX. This is a good Dyneema SK-75/Polypro blended line that along with low stretch boasts a great feel in the hand. Also, the coated core in this line allows for your to strip the cover to save on weight – though, that doesn’t effect this application. A Wichard Standard Snap/Safety Hook comes attached to the end as part of the package. To be clear…the hook is included as part of the pre-spec’d rigging.
The foreguy shown above has been made from the same Samson MLX and also has a Wichard Standard Snap/Safety Hook attached to the end.
This J/24 8:1 Vang Line has been made with a Yale Maxibraid Plus vang with 4:1 Purchase and a Samson AmSteel Blue vang 2:1 Cascade. Our riggers were hesitant to let me put this up because it’s not so exciting, however, I’m just trying to let everyone know what they’re hard at work doing on a daily basis – and really, this is the preferred method for constructing a vang for a J/24.