Views From Aloft

I guess this time of year we go aloft a lot, because I sure have been aloft a lot. Can anyone tell me what shore this is? We have certainly been to this place before but not down at this end. How about, which marina is this? This was one of our standard FREE inspections. […]

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Views From Aloft

Here we had to go aloft to conduct a rigging inspection after a lightning strike. We installed a new 15″Ā WindexĀ and tang. Spec’d some new Lazy Jack blocks and a new anchor light bulb. ……….. ……nice n’ easy. Okay, can anyone guess where we are? Other than aloft on a sailboat mast of course;-0) It was […]

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Views From Aloft….

Here we had to go aloft to replace an external boom topping lift as the rope had slipped the sheave and jammed. This caused the cover of the rope to become separated. What creek is this? I can tell youĀ thatĀ it is in Annapolis, Maryland. What kind of boat is this? Click on the pictures for […]

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Tall Ships Leaving….

….Baltimore at 11:00 a.m.. The vast array of naval vessels have already begun their departure this morning. Ships will be leaving throughout the day. So wherever you are, maybe driving over one of the bridges, be sure to catch a glimpse. It may be a while before we see them again. Check out this video. […]

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The ‘Riggers’ of the Sailboat World

Sean Simmons (Partner) Started in the marine industry in 1988 working for Harbor Yacht Rigging in Baltimore, Md as a Riggers ApprenticeĀ underĀ theĀ tutelageĀ ofĀ gentlemanĀ named Tom Snow. Then was later promoted to another job in 1990 at the nearby, Get-a-way Sailing School as the Chief Technician. Around 1993 he was hired at the old Tidewater Marine Center, also […]

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It Takes Two To Tango….

Ā Volvo Ocean Race has seen yet another disaster. Leg leaders, Groupama have unfortunately beenĀ dis-mastedĀ just some 600NM from the finish line. This may have been some sort of record for the Volvo Ocean Race and Whitbread Cups combined, for being the mostĀ disastrousĀ leg in history. Abu Dhabi, who never seemed to quite catch up from their initial […]

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OH Sanya

Just as the things started looking up for the China based team, Sanya reported a rudder failure and luckily was able to make an at sea repair with the spare rudder. Here is Skipper Mike Sanderson’s take……. Here is some more on that, as well as some high speed surfing action……

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