Stanchion bases are an often forgotten about, yet important, portion of our boat. They are responsible for giving our boat’s lifelines ‘a foot to stand on’ – so to speak. Unfortunately, stanchion bases are also a major reason for soft decks. We (at The Rigging Co.) tend to think this is because of the long fulcrum that is naturally created by the […]Read More Stanchion Bases
After all of the conveniences that technology has afforded us sailors, there is still one luxury that has eluded us. Although more popular than ever, a furling mainsail is still not 100% standard equipment on today’s boats. The reason for this is that it has always presented some negatives that leave many people unsure about whether […]Read More Furling the Mainsail
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 […]Read More R.I.P.S.S.
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, […]Read More Single Sideband Insulators for Backstays
We just finished our first trip to Grand Cayman on Wednesday for a full re-rig of a 45′ catamaran. Currently, we are in Tortola at Nanny Cay spec’ing and measuring for some new masts. Despite all of the beauty, there is still lots of wreckage everywhere, mostly complete write offs. It seems rebuilding has been […]Read More The Rigging Company in the Virgin Islands
…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 […]Read More The Best Scissors Ever…
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 […]Read More Winterize Your Rigging
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 […]Read More ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW 2017!!
The Rigging Company LLP (TRC) is proud to announce that it is a primary sponsor in the 39th year of the J24 East Coast Championship and J22 Mid-Atlantic Championship. This event takes place in late October starting 10/27-10/29. The venue is being held at one of Annapolis’ top sailing clubs Severn Sailing Association. J24 local legend […]Read More 2017 J24 East Coast Championships and
is on the lookout for a few good hands. We are currently accepting any and all resumes regardless of experience for full-time, year-round employment. People we are looking for: If you are a skilled and experienced rigging technician looking for work. If you have experience in the sailing/ marine industry of any kind, drop us […]Read More Help Wanted!
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 […]Read More The Solent Has Its Own Stay!
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 […]Read More The Vang
Before stepping the mast there needs to be several preparations in order for everything to go smoothly once the crane arrives. So take your time and double, triple check everything in order to keep from having to go aloft, or worse, having to re-step the mast once the mast has been stepped. Below you’ll see a few […]Read More How to Step a Mast
When un-stepping the mast there are several things that need to happen in preparation for the actual mast removal. The following tips and procedures are in line with the methods we use for boats up to 55′. Small boats or big boats alike, first things must come first. All of the sails and sail covers […]Read More Un-stepping the Mast