The World’s Largest Mast….

…was stepped last month at the Perini Navi Yard in Italy.  Just look at the size of the masthead!   This incredible carbon fiber wonder measures just over 250′ and weighs in at just over 16 metric tons…pretty light considering. The furling boom provided by Future Fibres could be its own sailing yacht measuring just […]

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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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Stanchion Bases

Stanchion bases are an often forgotten about, yet important, portion of our boat. They are responsible for giving our boat’s lifelines ‘a foot to stand on’ – so to speak. Unfortunately, stanchion bases are also a major reason for soft decks. We (at The Rigging Co.) tend to think this is because of the long fulcrum that is naturally created by the […]

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Vitters Carbon #whatayacht

Vitters Shipyard does it again. “Sarissa” a 42.6 m (140.58′) carbon fiber spectacle, is the largest carbon sloop built in the Netherlands, maybe even in the world, to date. Check out the Vitters Shipyard YouTube feed for more super yacht footage. This design oozes modern style, remarkable speed (it cruises at 11 knots) and offers far […]

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One Boat Closer….V.O.R.

I can hardly wait any longer for this race to kick off. Since hydro-foiling catamaran’s with fixed wings are still not safe to sail around the world, the Volvo Ocean 65 will have to do ;-0) Although it does look like they have integrated the wave piercing bow into the design……. These boats are obviously […]

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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

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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