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Standing Rigging & Torsional Cables

Armare Ropes has developed a complete retrofit system to replace rod with textile standing rigging. Armare standing rigging systems are the perfect choice for those who want to get the best from their boat, whether for a new project or a retrofit application, because it is easy to install and use, it doesn’t require many interventions on the current rigging and its maintenance is simple. The cables are made of continuous PBO-Zylon multifilament, with the same techniques used for single cables. The apparent simplicity of these cables, hides a complex construction. Although it is always made with the “sling” system, and the production is handled by a special machine, that controls at any time tension and winding of the yarn, a considerable part of the work is done manually. The result is a great attention to details, in particular those that are not visible, that’s to say treatments, finishes, protection and processes that are an important part in the construction of the cables. Actually these details affect the durability and the overall performance of the finished product.

PBO-Zylon: Light, safe and durable:

Dry constructed Armare PBO cables have a 50% higher safety ratio than ROD cables and their weight reduction reaches 80%. The PBO cable is lighter and safer even when compared to other types of composite rigging. The adoption of PBO textile rigging provides different benefits to the performance of any kind of sail boat.

TOP performance

Composite cables allow better wind ward and quicker manoeuvres. Using them, the boat pitches less against the weaves, and sails lighter, faster and more powerful. Armare obtains cables with minimum diameters and consequent advantage in the decrease of windage, thanks to the non-use of resin in the construction of cables and the optimization of the production process.

Tortional Cables & Furling lines:

Torsional cables have now become essential on any cruising or racing boat, offering incomparable performance, higher than any other textile cable/rope. The technological development has enabled the design and realization of a wide range of structural torsional cables, which permits the application of this technology also for the winding of luffed headsails like code zero sails, drifter, solent and staysails.


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