Synthetic rigging has come of age. Colligo Marine is now taking orders for made-to-order twelve-strand Dynex Dux (pre-stretched Dyneema SK-75) shrouds, backstays, and forestays (and other standing rigging), which are compatible with either lashing or turnbuckle-style tensioning systems. Colligo claims that the synthetic rigging is roughly the same cost as stainless-steel wire shrouds but is only one-sixth the weight; it also says its synthetic rigging is only one-third of the cost of either PBO or carbon-fiber standing-rigging systems.. Available for boats from 10 to 70 feet. Call for custom pricing. Colligo Marine, 480-703-3675, (www.colligomarine.com).
Charter: Historic Croatia
Heaps of history—that’s not usually what comes to mind when you plan a sailing charter, but if you like a bit of culture mixed with your cruising, Croatia is the place to go. Caught between two worlds, (the whitewashed laid back vibe of the Mediterranean and the brash demeanor of ...read more