The Rigging Company Solomon’s Island

Do you have a sailboat in or near Solomon’s Island Maryland? Are you in need of a rigging safety inspection, or perhaps even some more involved repairs, full re-fit, or looking to make some other upgrades to your sailboat’s rigging?

…WE are glad to help.

The Rigging Company (TRC) is now offering all of our products and services (click for a list of products and services that we offer) to customers in and around the Solomon’s Island areas for NO additional drive time/ service call charges.

For a limited time only TRC is offering Free Rigging Inspections in the local Solomon’s Island service area. Service call charges apply outside of the local coverage area.

Please call the office to schedule your FREE rigging inspection at 443-847-1004, email, or simply fill out our Online Work Request Form.

The Rigging Company Solomon’s Island

Have one of our experienced technicians come aboard your boat and provide a FREE visual safety inspection of all of the boat’s rigging related items.

This offer will expire on April 1, 2021 so feel free to give us a call or email us today to get on the schedule.
Free Rigging Inspections in the Solomon's Islands

Our free inspections will include a visual safety inspection of all deck level and, if required, aloft rigging components and systems. The customer will either receive a verbal assessment (if the customer is present during the inspection) or we will transcribe the technicians findings along with images into written form and it will be emailed to the customer upon completion.

The Rigging Company Rod and BSI Rod Rigging Solutions in Solomon's Island

Not local to the Annapolis or Solomon’s Island areas, but still have a rigging question or need? We travel all over the country and at TRC, advice is always FREE. So feel free to reach out to our experienced staff Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5pm. We’d love to hear from you and are always ready to help with your sailboat rigging questions.

4 thoughts on “The Rigging Company Solomon’s Island

  1. I have a good old 1985 Cape Dory 31 cutter. It is equipped with a 1169 Nicro Fico 1 1/4ā€ high beam traveler track, with an upward bend over the companionway.

    One must manually position the traveler car using pin stops, which means the traveler car pretty much stays in one place the whole time. Parts are no longer available to convert the system to line control, Iā€™d love to replace it with a Harken or similar line control with the lines led aft, under the dodger to jamb cleats reachable from the cockpit.

    The old track is attached to a massive steel box beam bridge which is attached to two massive steel risers. The old track does not want to come off the beam. Iā€™ve tried heating the bolts with a butane torch, tried an impact driver, but no luck. Would you suggest cutting it off with a sawzall or similar metal cutter, or tapping and bolting a new low beam track to the top of the old track? Or any other suggestions?

    Ron Albert

  2. On my 1984 O’Day 28′, I have a Selden Furlex 7009 furling system. The furling line binds before the Genoa is completely unfurled. I believe the line may be too large. What is the recommended size for the furling line for this system. Thanks. Jim

    1. Hi Jim,

      We are unsure what the 7009 system is but if it is 100 series, likely, I would recommend no bigger than 5/16″ or 8mm. You may even need to invest in a high test Dyneema core line to see if you can’t strip the LOD (length on deck) minus about 6′ or so depending on where the furling line terminates.

      IF, you discover that this is what you already have it is possible that you have too much line spooled-on prior to the un-furl. If this is the case: furl the sail until the sail is fully furled but the knots are not wrapped around the bundle and accessible.

      IF, you can reach the clew, seems likely on your O’day 28 depending on sail cut, tie up the furled sail with short lashing so that you can untie the sheets and keep still keep the sail furled. Make sense?

      Then….unspool the drum slowly until only about 5 turns of furling line (or more) are visible in the drum. Then, reconnect the sheets and pull the furling line from the cockpit slowly so as to wrap the sheets around the bundle 2-3 more times. This should leave still about 1 or turns of furling line on the furling drum with the sail adequately wrapped and secured. Make sense?

      If you noticed that you removed several turns from the furling drum through this process, then you likely had too much line in the drum to begin with.

      As always, we hope this helps and if you have further Q’s please send pics and/or an email to We’d be glad to help.


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