Views From Aloft

This was form last week and it was a gorgeous spring day! We conducted an aloft inspection and re-tape. I have no idea what the red blurry thing is. A J 105 with a Leisure Furl!? Yes……yes it is. Black dog Teddy on the dock. I wish he could convince the other one that docks […]

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Views from Aloft

Our Views from Aloft segment made it’s 2014 debut last week at Muller Marine in beautiful downtown Eastport, Annapolis, MD. Here I went aloft using our self hoist. This was a full inspection for insurance, not part of our FREE inspection promo.   This type of inspection covers every rigging related nut, bolt and pin via […]

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Views From Aloft

It is the end of the sailing season here and quite possibly the last ‘Views From Aloft’ for 2013. Any guesses where this might be? This was about 1 month ago. Mild weather days like this one are getting harder and harder to come by. Ranger 30, a slick little old school ride. Long live […]

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Views from Aloft

The Rigging Company aloft to install a digital apparent wind instrument. An Osprey made its nest on top of it and broke the cheaply made mounting plate right off. The view of a Bristol 43, nice boat! Any guesses as to where we are? Thanks for having a look at the view.

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Views from Aloft

On this day we where conducting a rigging inspection and rig tune. Although it looked beautiful, it was disgustingly HOT! You can see clearly below that in order to remove the mast head sheaves the entire mast head needs to be un-bolted and removed. The sheave pins are hidden inside the mast wall. Slick, but […]

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Views from Aloft

      We went aloft for a safety inspection after this beautiful Cabo Rico experienced a lightening strike. You can see below that the brunt of the lightening strike was taken by the VHF antenna. Pictured below you will see two head-swivels on a set of Profurl headsail furlers. One with correct hoist and one […]

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Views from Aloft

Today was a HOT one! We went aloft to see if this boat can accept an all rope jib halyard. As you can see, it is not the sheave that is the problem but rather space between the head-stay and sheave, it is simply too tight to fit anything other than wire. Other than the […]

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Views from Aloft

This week we were aloft to replace a headsail furler. Hood Yacht Systems provided this furler. The Hood Seafurl seems to be a good furler. I’d say my only real tiff with these systems is the rubber liner that is found inside each of the extrusions. The ball bearings are dry lubricated, which I like. […]

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Views from Aloft

Click on the images for a larger view. It was a dreary day in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Here we were aloft at the desirable Baltimore Marine Center Lighthouse Point. Our FREE rigging safety inspections are becoming quite popular. This was a Beneteau 473, a tall mast that offers a nice view. Thanks for checking out […]

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Views from Aloft

A beautiful tucked away spot in one of Annapolis’ many waterfront hiding spots. Any guesses where this might be? (click the image for a larger view) We conducted a rigging survey on a Catalina 36. Look there is my puppy dog Sidney, wondering ‘what in god’s green earth’ am I doing up there. ……and hey there’s Sean, Hi Sean ;-0) […]

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