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VI Victoria 2019 - Standing and Running Rigging: Maintenance and Inspection
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VI Victoria 2019 - Standing and Running Rigging: Maintenance and Inspection

Gain a better understanding of standing & running rigging, including proper inspection & maintenance. Topics are going aloft safely, what to check & how often, offshore cruising preparation, rings vs cotter pins, clevis pins, toggles, connections, swage fittings, blue dye vs microscope for cracks, spreaders & chafe guards/caps, shrouds, tangs, mast cap & attachments, halyard sheaves & axle pins, chainplates, stanchions, lifelines, windex, anchor light, antennas, radar mount, & other accessories.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019
1000h - 1500h
Where: Blackline Marine
22 - 2300 Canoe Cove Rd
Sidney, British Columbia  V8L 3X9
Presenter: Brent Jacobi
Contact: Lionel Dobson

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Course Information:

This course is intended for people who own and maintain their own sailboat, or those who want to gain a better understanding of standing and running rigging, including proper inspection and maintenance. The instructor will explain the basic principals of rigging inspection & maintenance, and offshore cruising preparation:

Going Aloft Safely

  • dockside
  • underway
  • 2nd safety line
  • bosuns chair
  • tool pouch
  • messenger line

Standing Rigging

  • Have you dropped and inspected your mast lately? Ever?
  • Where to get it checked - professional riggers - tuning?
  • How to check?
  • How often to check?
    • rings vs cotter pins, clevis pins, toggles, connections
    • swage fittings, blue dye vs microscope for cracks
    • rigging tape or alternates
    • Duralac anti-corrosive jointing compound
    • spreaders and chafe guards/caps, shrouds, tangs
    • mast cap and attachments
    • keel-stepped vs deck-stepped mast
    • halyard sheaves and axle pins
    • chainplates, stanchions, lifelines
    • windex, anchor light, antennas
    • radar mount, steaming light, and other accessories

Running Rigging

  • Types, strength
  • Maintenance (washing/rinsing)
  • When to replace ?
  • Typical messenger lines and securing methods
  • Wear points, lines crossed
  • Jib car inspection and maintenance
  • Systems for cockpit adjustable jib cars
  • Winter/off-season maintenance.

Classroom with examples, and shop tour of works in progress. 

Brent Jacobi has over 25 years of industry experience and a lifetime of sailing. He is a highly experienced and knowledgeable rigging specialist and currently manages both the Rigging and the Metal Fabrication divisions of Blackline Marine

Bring your own or grab a bite at either The Stonehouse Pub or Canoe Cove Joe's, located within a 5 minute walk of Blackline.

Maximum Class Size:
18 students

BCA Members: $30
Non-Members: $50

Cancellation Fee:
There is a $15 processing fee in the event of participant cancellation.

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