New generic furling thimbles from LOOP Products

LOOP Products has developed a generic furling thimble LOOP Products has developed a generic furling thimble

Torsional furling ropes are becoming increasingly popular and being used higher up the size range.

This has been made possible by a steady improvement in build quality and torsional performance over the last few years.

Anyone familiar with specifying furling cables will know that the furling manufacturer's own furling thimbles are designed for a perfect fit with their own units, but not always to take the appropriate torsional rope!

Now the LOOP Products team has developed a new line of generic furling thimbles, specifically designed to maximise each standard torsional rope size with the widest possible range of furling units.

The range is designed to fit all industry standard torsional rope diameters: 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15mm.

There are then two critical interface dimensions, pin diameter and fitting width, which dictate their suitability for different manufacturers furling drums/swivels.

LOOP Thimble fitting widths have been optimised to fit as many different jaw widths as possible. Pin holes have been enlarged to allow each thimble (in 11, 13 and 15mm versions) to accommodate two pin sizes, using a bush for the smaller size.

Lashing holes have also been designed to accommodate the latest trends in torsional rope terminations to alleviate the need for clamps. Instead an additional cover braid spliced back on itself is used to hold the rope around the thimble.

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