-Don't get caught with your boom
When was the last
time your rigging was inspected? If
it wasn't in the last year or two
then it's time! Sail power
is the primary function of your sailboat
rigging. One small hairline crack in
a shackle, turnbuckle or shroud
could quickly turn into a major rig
failure. We can
thoroughly inspect your running and standing rigging, spreaders, winches
and hardware, lifelines and more to
ensure integrity and your safety.
For more information on rig
A mast out of column
is dangerous. Too much slop in your
backstay or cap shrouds will have
major effects on the boats' sailing
characteristics. Rigging stretches
when used and atrophies when idle. It's important your rigging, mast and
shrouds are properly tuned, not only
for safety but to give you maximum
rigs for used boats as well as new
boats, including all
Beneteaus, Sabres, and Alerions for Annapolis Yacht Sales
Island Packets and Ranger Tugs for Gratitude
Yachting Center in Deltaville.
Your standing rigging
has numerous stress points, and is
affected by wind, weather and age.
Signs of deterioration include
orange or rust discoloration,
powder, metal flaking, bending,
cracks and stress fractures on
swages, cotter pins, locking nuts
and pins, wire, screws and eye
Your running rigging consists of halyards, lines and
ropes, and not an area you want to
economize; the higher quality the
rope, the better off you are.
Lines should be scanned for frays
and weak spots on a regular basis.
Furling and Batt Car Systems
and Harken batt car systems are
excellent improvements for full
batten main sails. Main sail
management systems not only make
hoisting and lowering a breeze but
creates much less wear and tear on
the halyard and sheaves. Our riggers
can select the best system for your
Hardware. Hayn is well-known for
their high quality stainless
steel parts, wire and materials.
Lifelines can be coated or uncoated. All boats can be
custom fit for gateways, spliced
other rigging connections.
Winch Maintenance and Repair
We advocate proper
maintenance by cleaning and
lubricating winches internal
components. Service winches annually
will make them last almost indefinitely.
We install all
contemporary and modern electronic
brands, anchor and navigation
lights, and direction and
anemometer, radar scanners and
brackets, steaming lights, deck
lights and many other appropriate
We splice double-braid, three
strand and other type running rigging.
Traditional tried and true splicing
and whipping methods are used by SBR
We swage every piece
of hardware we install up to 1/2"
diameter. We guarantee our swages.