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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:

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When: Saturday, Feb, 23 2019
10 am - 4 pm
Where: Where: Burrard Civic Marina
1655 Whyte Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6J 1A9
Contact: Ken Christie

Online registration is available until: 2019-02-22
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Maintenance & Inspection of Rigging Standing & Running

with Pro-Tech Yachts

Saturday, February 23, 2019

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    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.


We may have an "on the Boat" demonstration with a Marina Resident. TBA.


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: Burrard Civic Marina; past the planetarium, and East beside coast guard station, on Whyte Avenue. 40 meters from the South Bridge Pillar.

Please bring a bag lunch or you may go to Cypress & Cornwall area.

Maximum Class Size:
  20 persons .

BCA Members:  and BCMCA  members $40

BCMCA  members will get a Cash difference refund at the door with their BCMCA ID card presented. So pay the 55.oo

Non-Members: $55 each

Parking: Free for Marina Patrons and their family guests only: Others pay at the Parks Board Meter- outside the gate -  for the day. .

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

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