Carbon fibre rigging from Rhode Island
"This idea was in development well before we introduced SCR last November," says Eric Hall, president of Hall Spars & Rigging. "This year, we raced with SCR/S on Rampant, our chartered Rodger Martin 36, for the entire season. Combining this with fatigue and tensile testing in the lab, we confirmed the great potential of SCR/S."
A year ago Hall introduced SCR, the first reliable solid round carbon rigging product to hit the market. It is the smallest, lowest-windage composite rigging available. Thanks to a proprietary terminal attachment process for which there are international patents pending, SCR also boasts the most compact composite rigging end fittings available.
Hall SCR round rod has 15% less frontal area/windage than its nearest carbon rigging market competitor. Airfoil-shaped SCR/S just reduced that to 50% less windage. Since standing rigging is the main source of rig windage, this reduction will give any boat a quantifiable speed improvement.
"At Hall, we're obsessed with windage reduction," says Eric Hall. "With SCR/S we've taken windage reduction in rigging to its limit. It will be hard to beat," says Hall.