Lifelines

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(Source: West Marine Rigging) With these 45 degree days approaching here in the north-east, our customers have been getting busy with the start of their spring prep. Most are building their lists for bottom prep, woodwork, and reviewing their running and standing rigging in their living rooms. Cracking or rusting on your life lines is  … Read more

Legalized!

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Dyneema Lifelines…Fully ISAF Legal! (Source: West Marine Rigging) Well, the ISAF 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing are out, and as promised, Dyneema lifelines are fully legal, and allowed to be hiked off of. 49.2 When lifelines are required by the class rules or the sailing instructions they shall be taut, and competitors shall not position  … Read more

Big Brother / Little Brother

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We posted Ryan Nelsons report of his AC45 experience, courtesy of Team Korea and his sponsor GU Energy,  in San Diego a little while ago. Those of you with an even better memory will remember the cool RC model he built of the very same boat. Now, he has put a video together for us,  … Read more

From the top

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(Source: West Marine Rigging – Newport) We just sent off a Karver KSF2 Top-Down Furler with anti-torsion cable and furling line. The anti-torsion line is Marlow 9mm ProDrive which we finish here in house. The furling line is also Marlow, it is their 8mm MGP Furler 50.

One stoked rigger.

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Ryan Nelson from West Marine Rigging in Alameda, California sends us this great write up and pictures of his AC45 expierence in San Diego. Great stuff: A few months ago I got the dream opportunity to fly down to San Diego to represent GU Energy (one of my sailing team sponsors) in a VIP experience  … Read more

Less is more

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(Source: West Marine Rigging) We just completed a project for a Melges 32 customer. It included a few item’s including sheets, control lines and a new backstay. The backstay was a new to us constructionat the bottom end. It is made up of Dyneema SK90 core, Dyneema SK75 cover with a sailmakers thimble at the  … Read more

40 Details

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(Source: West Marine Rigging) We just got back from our latest trip to a Class 40 that we having been doing some work with. Some of the projects we have worked on with this boat include a new SK90 tackline, new inhaulers, staysail halyard with a soft shackle and new mainsheet loops among a bunch  … Read more

Dyneema Lifelines – Cruising Style

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(Source West Marine Rigging) Just installed our first set of Dyneema lifelines with gates. We also have a system entirely of Dyneema with sliding splices and soft shackles instead of pelican hooks, however this customer chose to go “traditional” with their gates. They also chose to have the entire run of SK90 covered in Dyneema  … Read more

Pigtails

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(Source: West Marine Rigging) Some of you may have seen our “integrated” soft shackle on a halyard in the past. We recently had a customer looking to use it in a new capacity, so we made some trial pieces, tested them, and have now sent them out to be used. We will post pictures of  … Read more