Standing rigging is the fixed (or semi-fixed) rigging that supports the mast and may also carry sail. Comprised of stays and shrouds which are most commonly constructed from stainless steel wire or solid rod, the integrity of the standing rigging is critical to the seaworthiness of the yacht.
At Ocean Rigging, we use only 316 grade stainless steel for standing rigging wire as its superior corrosion resistance is more able to withstand the harsh marine environment and the loads placed on it.
It is recommended that all standing rigging be replaced at least every ten years, and this time period should be reduced if the rig has experienced frequent heavy air/ wind conditions, excessive shock-loading or knock-downs.
Using our heavy duty Ronstan hydraulic swaging press, we are able to construct new and replacement standing rigging wires, lifelines, and deck ties with quality swage fittings for vessels ranging from dinghies to yachts of around 60 feet in length.