Rod Rigging

stand-rod-fittingsWant performance from your standing rigging? Then rod rigging is your most likely choice. Although these days composite fibers and even composite fiber rod are being used, the majority of boats benefit from nitronic 50 rod.

The fundamentals of Navtec’s rod rigging systems are cold heads and a specialty stainless steel alloy called nitronic-50. The nitronic 50 rod is terminated by hydraulically forming a head which will not allow the end fitting to slide past. This process of forming a head is called “cold heading” and it produces a terminal attachment that is as strong as the rod itself.

Navtec fittings have “seats” designed to compliment the shape of the rod head. The fit of the head to the seat is critical for safety and long life. For this reason Navtec uses computer numerically controlled machines (CNC) to make both the dies which form the cold heads and the fitting in which the head rests. This closely monitored process is what makes Navtec rod rigging systems second to none. Rigworks is a Navtec Service agent and has the heading equipment necessary to both manufacture and service your rod rigging.

Rod rigging has tight tolerances and is semi-custom, and needs to be set up properly to maximize longevity (longer life means more value). Rigworks has the equipment, experience and skills to set up and service your rig expertly, quickly and efficiently.

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