IIMS publishes what a marine surveyor needs to know about synthetic (composite) yacht rigging handy guide

The eighteenth IIMS handy guide has just been released for publication and is available in both paperback and eBook formats. ‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about synthetic (composite) yacht rigging’ runs to 112 pages and has been authored by Nick Parkyn.

Synthetic rigging (manmade fibers) was first introduced in the late 1980s with wider adoption and usage from around 2002. Synthetic rigging (also referred to as composite rigging) is regarded in the industry as disruptive technology that in time will replace stainless steel wire rigging totally.

Since marine surveyors will increasingly encounter this type of rigging, they need to understand this new technology to enable them to carry out surveys on craft and vessels which use it. In this fast growing and rapid-paced industry sector, Nicholas (Nick) Parkyn delves into standing and non-standing rigging as well as taking a brief look at next-generation fibers and the monitoring and load sensing of rigging. The handy guide is illustrated with many pictures and images to help the reader understand what they are looking at in more detail.

Nicholas (Nick) Parkyn has an extensive background in both the marine and information technology disciplines. An IIMS member, based in Queensland, Australia, Nick’s work in the marine industry includes marine surveying, yacht and small craft design and marine software development. He is experienced in composite design and fabrication and has specified synthetic rigging on designs since 1994. He was one of the first to apply Spectra to marine applications.

Nick has studied computer science, marine surveying (DipMarSur–YSC) and yacht design. As an inventor, he holds a number of patents and has presented papers at numerous marine conferences and written technical articles too.

‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about synthetic (composite) yacht rigging’ is published in paperback at £25 plus postage and packaging or £20 as an eBook. Click here to purchase a copy in either format.

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