Going south? We’ll meet you there! The Rigging Company is proud to announce that we have expanded our reaches to the West Indies. Within the past year we have had the pleasure of working with a well known name in the sailboat rigging business, Island Rigging and Hydraulics (IRH) since 1984, formerly Alan’s Rigging. Without […]Read More The Rigging Company V.I.
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 […]Read More The Rigging Company Solomon’s Island
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 […]Read More Help Wanted!
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
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!!
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
Here are some general guidelines for tuning your mast’s standing rigging. Please see our blog on how to properly adjust a turnbuckle before you begin. As always we recommend seeking the advice of a professional rigger for more specific tips and tricks regarding tuning your boat’s rigging. Your boat must be in the water. Begin by just slacking off all of […]Read More How to Tune a Sailboat Mast