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Vancouver 2019 - Rigging (Standing & Running) Maintenance & Inspection

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 cruising preparation.

When: Saturday, Feb, 23 2019
10 am - 4 pm
Where: Jericho Sailing Center Top floor SE classroom
1400 Discovery St
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6J 1A9
Contact: Ken Christie

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Maintenance & Inspection of Rigging Standing & Running

with Pro-Tech Yachts

Saturday, February 23, 2019

10:00 am - 3:00 pm ( 4 pm for questions )

At Jericho Sailing Center

    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. Identify corrosion in SS accurately.
        swage fittings, blue dye vs microscope for cracks
        rigging tape or alternates
        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 Investigate Rust in Chainplates .
        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
    Winter/off-season maintenance.


 An the "on the Boat" demonstration


Classroom with examples, and boat tour on dock afterwards.


Stewart Jones and Pip Osbourne have a lifetime of industry experience and and offshore sailing. They are highly experienced and knowledgeable rigging specialists and currently run Pro-Tech Yacht Services, a full service Rigging and the Metal Fabrication and more, shop...and also includes safety, deck ware, and more....

Location: 1400 Discovery St.,  (  as Burrard Marina is no longer available for BCA courses. )

  The Galley BISTRO is open to buy lunch just down the hall.

Maximum Class Size:
  20 persons .

BCA Members members $50

Non-Members: $65 each

Parking:   ~~~~   Free    ~~~~~

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

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