The Rigging Company V.I.

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 […]

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No Boat Show, No Problem!

The boat shows might be cancelled, but The Rigging Company is open!Please join us at our first ever (COVID-Safe)….The Rigging Company (TRC) Open House Stop by the shop (7416 Edgewood Rd, Annapolis) any time Thursday 10/29 through Monday 11/2 from 10am-4pm to see furler displays, learn about all the products & services we offer, or ask those […]

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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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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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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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