SWAGELESS CONE TERMINAL

The Swageless Cone Terminal is designed for use on 1×19 wire construction as well as compacted and Dyform wires. The user is responsible for proper use and installation of the components. Blue Wave does not take responsibility for damaged threads, due to over-tightening or lack of Loctite. Blue Wave does not recommend to seal the terminal, but advise to rinse …

STAINLESS STEEL GRADES AND CERTIFICATES

PREN Pitting Resistance EquivalentPREN =% Cr + ( % Mo x 3,3 ) + ( % N x 16 ) PREN is a guideline formula for calculating the properties of stainless steel and there resist against pitting. You could say that the content of Molybdenum, has 3.3 times as great effect against corrosion, as the content of chrome, and Nitrogens …

HOW TO KEEP STAINLESS STEEL STAINLESS

Stainless steel is a wonderful material, and treated properly, it will stay bright and stainless forever. Sadly, natural saltwater is one of the most aggressive and corrosive media towards stainless steel, and even the ”acid resistant” 316L class requires a bit of maintenance in order to stay stainless. In case of 316L above water, the main issue is time. Saltwater …

ROD RIGGING & WIRE RIGGING – BLUE WAVE HAS THE FITTINGS!

Blue Wave offers a wide range of high quality stainless steel marine fittings for wire and rod rigging.The Blue Wave range complies with AISI 316 standards and is also available in combination with chrome bronze. There are several interchangeable combinations of components, which can be used to complete the optimal wire or rod rigging for almost every boat. We trust …

Marine Rig Maintenance

All rigs should be checked and maintained regularly. The rig and sails are your boat’s “engine” and as with all engines, the fittings should be checked at least twice a year. Are your rigging screws starting to fail? Are all treads and pins intact? Cleaning the fittings and adding fresh lubricant, will extend the lifetime of your rig. A rig’s …

2020 Marine Rigging Catalogue Out Now

Our comprehensive stainless steel marine range catalogue is available now. Enter your details below and you will be taken to the catalogue download page. If you would like a hardcopy of the Blue Wave Marine Catalogue complete your address details also and we will mail a copy out.

Stretch In Wire & Rod Rigging

The reason that a rod rig generally has a shorter lifetime than a wire rig, is that the wire rig has a higher flexibility than the rod rig. The exception is Dyform or compacted wire, with the ability of rod but the flexibility of wire. Stretch is the amount by which a material can be increased in size (lengthened or …

New Marine Catalogue Available For Download

The 2018 Blue Wave Marine Rigging Hardware catalogue is available for download from our website now.  Visit https://bluewave.com.au/catalogues/  If you would like prices or to discuss your project in person call, our Blue Wave product specialist Erik on 07 5535 5055 or email erik@bluewave.com.au.