Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats

Rig-Rite, Inc.
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Rod Rigging


Originally developed by Navtec using a cold-drawn process, the high-strength, low-stretch, corrosion-resistant Nitronic 50 rod is the industry standard. It is available in coil form in rod sizes up to -76 and in bar form for -76 and above. Bends are used on continuous Rigging to hold the Spreader Tip in place and to provide better strain relief thus increasing fatigue life of the Rod. Rod is specified in Dash sizing, denoting the approximate breaking strength in thousands of pounds.

  Rod Rigging Components

Rod Eyes
Rod Toggle Forks
Rod Noses
Rod Stemballs
Rod Spreader Bends
Rod Spreader Tip Cups
Rod Turnbuckle Studs

Rod Turnbuckles
  - Open Body Turnbuckles
  - Navtec Series 500 Turnbuckles

 


  Rod Rigging
Industry standard Rod Rigging is cold-drawn to size from Nitronic 50 (22-13-5) stainless alloy. The cold drawing process produces rod with approximately 200,000-psi ultimate tensile strength, and high corrosion resistance. Larger sizes available, up to -640.
 
  

 
 Part #  Rod Size  Diameter  Equivalent
 Wire Size
 Minimum
 Tensile Strength
 Weight
 lbs./foot
 Length
 feet/lb.
  Nav R505-004  -4  .172"  3/16"+  4,700 lbs.  .079  12.65
  Nav R505-006  -6  .198"  6mm  6,300 lbs.  .105  9.52
  Nav R505-008  -8  .225"  9/32"+  8,200 lbs.  .136  7.35
  Nav R505-010  -10  .250"  5/16"  10,300 lbs.  .167  5.98
  Nav R505-012  -12  .281"  5/16"+  12,500 lbs.  .211  4.74
  Nav R505-015  -15  .296"  3/8"  14,250 lbs.  .235  4.26
  Nav R505-017  -17  .330"  10mm+  17,500 lbs.  .291  3.43
  Nav R505-022  -22  .375"  7/16"+  22,500 lbs.  .376  2.60
  Nav R505-030  -30  .437"  9/16"-  30,000 lbs.  .511  1.96
  Nav R505-040  -40  .500"  5/8"-  38,000 lbs.  .669  1.49
  Nav R505-048  -48  .562"  3/4"  48,000 lbs.  .845  1.18
  Nav R505-060  -60  .660"  7/8"-  60,000 lbs.  1.166  .86
  Nav R505-076  -76  .705"  1"-  76,000 lbs.  1.330  .75
 

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