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Blocks

The sailboat block¬†(commonly referred to as a pulley) is used to turn a line¬†or wire¬†as well as to facilitate a purchase. The parts of a block, in simple terms, consist of the following: a sheave for the line to run on a sheave pin or axle for the sheave to spin on a strap or […]

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Help Wanted!

The Rigging Company is NOW HIRING! We are currently accepting any and all resumes regardless of experience for full-time, year-round employment. We offer fair pay, hard work, some good times, and a whole lot of job satisfaction. So if you are interested, please stop by or¬†send us your info and we will get back to […]

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The 2018 Rigging Company J/24 & J/22 East Coast Championship

The Rigging Company is back on the race course again and this time stepping up its sponsorship. We are proud to announce that we are the Platinum Sponsor of¬†The 2018 Rigging Company J24 & J22 East Coast Championship.¬†This event takes place in late October, 10/26-10/28. The venue is at one of Annapolis‚Äôs top sailing clubs,¬†Severn […]

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R.I.P.S.S.

Despite last year being our most successful year to date as a business, it was also our saddest. This is an update to the ABOUT¬†page on our blog, as well as a tribute to a recent, major, loss for our team. My good friend, mentor, and business partner, Sean Matthew Simmons passed away suddenly, from […]

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Single Sideband Insulators for Backstays

SSB is a commonly used abbreviation that stands for single side band radio. We are certainly not radio experts here at The Rigging Company. When it comes to specific radio product knowledge, we always recommended that our customers seek the advice of a certified marine electrician. However, just like with all other¬†mast related electrical items, […]

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The Best Scissors Ever…

…At least for cutting boat rope. Viper Kevlar Shears¬†cut Kevlar (especially), but are also great for other tough fabrics like Dyneema, Vectran, Polyester, Technora.¬†Apparently it is also used in cutting plastics, canvas, and even body armor. Yes, of course they’ll go dull after a few years of cutting tough fiber rope, but they carry a […]

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Winterize Your Rigging

Winterizing a boat is very important, but most people forget about the rigging. Sometimes even the sails. This is actually not that much work, it’s just that most people don’t know what this might entail. Here is what we riggers consider when the sailing season comes to a close.   Remove the Halyards,¬†Attach a messenger […]

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ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW 2017!!

The Boat Show is back and so are we. Bigger and better than ever before, TRC has recently expanded its team and its booth. We have joined up with BSI Denmark to provide our customers with top quality Rod Rigging fittings. So come by our booth, see our new digs, and talk to BSI and […]

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The Solent Has Its Own Stay!

A stay that gets its name from a strait¬†separating the Isle of Wight¬†from the mainland of southern England,¬†the Solent. This traditionally windy¬†place¬†with strong currents can cause rough sea¬†conditions and can make for some interesting sailing, to say the least.¬†This¬†body¬†of water is also famous for hosting one of sailing’s largest events known as Cowes Week. These […]

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The Vang

Wiktionary.org¬†offers this defintion of the word vang. Although the etymology is all very interesting. The latter is the one we are the most interested in. Below is a good video describing the benefits of the boom vang and when to use it. The Boom Vang, in its simplest form, is a block and tackle arranged […]

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