Views from Aloft

This was back on Halloween day and I’m back up the mast for an inspection. It was a little chilly, more than I’d prefer but…it’s October. I had a great view of the Spa Creek Bridge. We were at the famous Annapolis Yacht Club…J 105 row. Annapolis Yacht Club is still in the early phases of […]

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Views From Aloft

This was a spar finish and rigging package that we put together back in the summer of 2014. Originally this mast was an Annapolis Spars design (our previous employer). I love the way these masts were built. This is exactly how the top of a Pro Furl furler “Wrapstop” system should look when the sail […]

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Views from Aloft

It has been a while since I have posted a Views from Aloft segment, we’ve been super busy! This was about 2 months ago in the beautiful Baltimore Inner Harbor with Ft. Mchenry just across the water. Any guesses where we were? If my memory serves me correct this was a 2005 Hunter 44 Deck […]

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Going Aloft Like the Pros

This may seem a little long winded, but going aloft on a sailboat mast is serious business and should not be taken lightly. Serious injury or death can occur, so please take every precaution. I would like to take a moment to talk about some of the methods that we use to ensure our safety […]

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Views from Aloft

I see you! Here we are aloft again. This time to try and (unsuccessfully) drop-in a new spare Main Halyard. There was foam inside the mast for noise dampening. This foam caused our plumbers chain to get snagged on the way down….no matter how hard we tried. Stevens 50 is a pretty slick little old […]

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Views From Aloft

A beautiful day in Friendship, Maryland Click the image for a better view! We went aloft on this completely re-rigged Beneteau 411 to cover tang holes. The birds were making their way-in and building a nest. Who wouldn’t, those are some big holes that make a great front door. “Come on in” We used black […]

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Views from Aloft

An absolutely GORGEOUS day on the bay. This trip aloft was to retrieve a skyed main halyard and conduct a basic visual safety inspection. This was our first ‘Views from Aloft’ this year, taken last month on the Magothy River in beautiful Arnold Maryland. I have to say the Island Packet 38 is one of […]

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Views from Aloft

What a better way then to end the year with one of our last trips aloft for 2014? This was taken early November and was one of the last views from aloft for the year. Here we were aloft to conduct another one of our Rigging Safety Inspections. Maryland Yacht Club offers one of the […]

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Views from Aloft

 I struck gold again with another beautiful day in the Baltimore Inner Harbor! On this day we conducted an official sailboat rigging inspection for the United States Coast Guard…pretty cool eh? This is a shot of the bow and the USCG anxiously awaiting my return to earth to tell them about what I found. I […]

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Views from Aloft

  Aloft on the South River at Liberty Marina. I am conducting an aloft inspection for insurance.   The boat is a quite large Tayana 55 It turns out that the lower shroud tang has cracked! Bummer. An electric winch and a beautiful day once again from 75′ in the air. Thanks for taking a […]

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Views from Aloft

A beautiful day…..arguably the best this year. A Tayana 37, a well done canoe stern for blue water cruising.             A brand new headsail furler and headstay assembly. This furler has won me over for being the best cruising line-drive furler available on the market. Any guesses to who makes […]

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Views from Aloft

Another one of our FREE safety inspections takes us aloft in Arnold, MD I love this shot, it says Chesapeake summer is not far away. This was a Beneteau Yachts about 8 or 9 years old. No real issues up here, just the running rigging needs a redo which is very typical for line of […]

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