R.I.P.S.S.

Despite last year being our most successful year to date as a business, it was also our saddest. This is an update to the ABOUT¬†page on our blog, as well as a tribute to a recent, major, loss for our team. My good friend, mentor, and business partner, Sean Matthew Simmons passed away suddenly, from […]

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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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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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Cruisers Can Fly Spinnakers Too!

So are you sick of your jib flogging around when you turn the boat down wind? Do you dread heading down wind because you know the boat’s performance will drastically suffer? Somehow the thought of the spinnaker is always nice, but when it really comes down to it, MAN that’s a lot of work! Not […]

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Tides Track and Lazy Jacks!

Can’t afford a Boom Furler? Looking for an easier way to hoist, douse, and stow your main or mizzen sails? Well there are two products that you may want to look at. They are called a Tides Marine Strong Track and our very own¬†T.R.C. Lazy Jacks (pictured left). I do realize that many people cringe […]

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The Self Tending Jib Boom

Jib boom or no jib boom… that is the question. First we need to figure out why it’s there to begin with. The jib boom really only has its advantages when sailing “off the wind”. It allows the sail to maintain a well projected, fast sail shape as the sheet is eased off of centerline. […]

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Rod Rigging

¬† ¬† In the world of sailboat standing rigging there are three common materials used, stainless steel wire, Nitronic 50 rod, and various types of synthetic fibers, which are¬†becoming¬†more and more popular. I want to talk today about Nitronic 50 stainless steel rod. This specific type of stainless steel is very strong and noble. Rod […]

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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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Steering Wheel Systems

It is almost winter and it may be time to check all of the components of your boat that are often times forgotten about. Your boat’s steering system is no exception. Whether outfitted with a hydraulic, geared, draglink, or a chain and cable system, winter time is a great time to have the boats steering […]

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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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