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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How to Step a Mast

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 […]

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Un-stepping the 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 […]

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How to Tune a Sailboat 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 […]

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Which Boom Furler is the Best?

When it comes to mainsail management systems, in-mast furlers appear to be losing¬†popularity with cruisers while boom furlers keep popping up on more boats. We are noticing a huge increase in customers upgrading their conventional or even their in-mast units (yes, you read that right, read more below) to in-boom furling. I may even go […]

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Winches

The three big¬†winch¬†¬†players are¬†Harken,¬†Lewmar, and¬†Andersen.¬†Selden¬†is also trying to make a splash in the production winch market. Almost all of these manufacturers offer different drum finishes from anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and chrome plated bronze (even unchromed bronze upon special request). So what are some of the other differences? One of the number one companies in […]

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