Southampton Rigging Rope and Wire Tel +44 (0) 2380 511 929
a Department of Rigmasters (UK) Ltd
Hardy Hemp

3 - Strand
4 - Strand
Multi Plait
1:1 Braid
16 Braid
32 Braid


Fibre Core
Wire Core
Crane Wire
PVC Covered

1 x 19
7 x 19
19 x 7
6 x 24
6 x 7
7 x 7

South Coast Rigging Specialist

Rope and Wire


ROPES and wires come in all different sizes and construction .Today as in the past, they serve their particular purpose in countless applications. From the washing line to heavy duty towin cables,at we supply any type of any range and with any termination. The traditional ropes of the British Navy started out being hand-made from natural fibres such as hemp, sisal and manila.Such ropes were heavy, demanded constant maintenance such as, serving, splicing and tarring and yielded a relatively short period of working life. That was three centuries ago and since then, like much of all the rigging equipment being used, ropes to have evolved to modern standards. With the ever more prominent role of oil in all industries, fibres such as polyester, polypropelene, polyrene and many other variations and composition found their way into the rigging industry. Today, there is a rope type for any conceivable application ,whether nylon guy rope for a tent, a dyneema halyard for a yacht, polyester bailing twinefor a farmer,a 4-strand hemp rope for a classic yacht or a fine technora rope for a para-glider, the fibres produced today make for infinite compositions and possibilities. More often than not, a rope will a need a termination for its intended purpose. This means that the rope needs to be spliced. A splice creates an eye (loop) to which implements such as, shackles, rings, lashings, tylaska snap shackles, wichard carbine hooks and other equipment can be attached. Mooring ropes are often leathered to prevent chafe and anchor ropes are often spliced to the anchor chain. Rope application is not just restricted to the water. From dometic use, leisure industry, construction, marine & yaching industry to the Ministry of Defence there is a comprehensive demand for both ropes and wire.

WIRE made from steel ,has seen it’s birth and rapid development during the industrial revolution. No longer were engineers and designers restricted by the use of chains and cast rod pieces to connect, elevate , suspend or move structures. During the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge (1870-1883), a total length of 14,357 miles of galvanised wire was used to suspend the huge structure.That the bridge still stands today is a testament to durability and versatility of wire. The evolution of steel cables continued. Today, wires come in many shapes and sizes, from galvanised, stainless steel to plastic coated. The construction methods range from 1x19 lay to 6x24 lay with specific construction for crane wires and also winch wires. Also applications, where a low stretch under high load is needed requires a type of wire called dyform. Termination is another very important aspect for the use of cables & wires. Terminations today range from claping, hand-splicing, roll swaging, press-fitting, spelter sockets to chemical bonding. Furthermore, there is a wide range of wire and rope related rigging equipment which is available today, from connecting shackles, running pulley blocks,tensioning rigging screws, cargo securing load binders, load moving lever hoist & chain blocksto webbing ratchet assemblies. At we have a vast experience with all of above mentioned applications and endeavour to deliver a first rate customer service whether it be in the form of advice, direct supply, maintenance or testing and inspection of any equipement.


Rope and Wire a department of Rigmasters (UK) Ltd

Tel +44 (0) 2380 511 929



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