The performance-enhancing benefits of Carbo-Link’s solid carbon rigging are becoming more widely known, with a broad variety of highperformance racing yachts – Ultime trimarans, Imoca 60s, AC50s and AC72s, leading contenders in the Maxi 72 and Wallycento classes, plus some of the world’s fastest superyachts – achieving substantial reductions in both weight and wind resistance. But for many owners and skippers one key question remains: what’s it like to live with?
It’s actually a lot easier than most people think. You don’t hear much about service and maintenance of Carbo-Link rigging because it’s inherently durable, very reliable and surprisingly simple to repair. A specially developed, toughened resin system – which is unique to Carbo-Link –accounts for much of the durability. Stepping up to solid carbon means fewer hassles and, after the initial investment, a lower cost of ownership going forward.
Most types of rigging must be replaced or repaired periodically, often after four or five years, but Carbo-Link’s solid carbon rigging can last as long as the mast and the rest of the boat’s structure. For this reason, Carbo-Link rigging can substantially increase a yacht’s resale value whilst contributing to a reduced cost of ownership.
Read more at Seahorse Magazine March 2019