Finally we found the courage to go back to the marina in Kona and have a sober look at Zingaro. Without the adrenaline the boat looks horrible.
I got installed sweet new 16:1 purchase adjustable backstays, and all new rigging. What I didn’t realize was the amount of dyneema that needed to be stretched. Big mistake.
Today we had a livestream with Luke Berger, owner of Kraken Structures Synthetic Rigging. We talk about Dyneema, and are showing examples of different ropes available, where they are best used.
Watch how I took my synthetic standing rigging to the next level! I explain everything I did to upgrade my rigging, what tools are required, and where to get them.
How to install synthetic standing rigging on a sailboat, how to splice a deadeye, and discussion of the pro’s and con’s of steel rigging vs synthetic.
A complete how-to on dyneema. What it is, the 20 places it’s used onZingaro, how to make the 2 splices you need to know, and even how to tie a soft shackle.