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Ever look up and wonder at all that gear? Gain a better understanding of how to inspect and maintain your boat’s standing and running rigging.

When: Saturday, February 22, 2020
1000h - 1500h
Where: Blackline Marine
22-2300 Canoe Cove Road
(Atco trailer at back of parking lot.)
Sidney, British Columbia  V8L 3X9
Contact: Trina Holt

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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, as well as offshore cruising preparation.

Going Aloft Safely

·     dockside

·     underway

·     2nd safety line

·     bosuns chair

·     tool pouch

·     messenger line

Standing Rigging

·     dropping and inspecting the mast

·     where to have mast checked - professional riggers

·     how to check

·     how often to check

·     tuning

·     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

·     chain plates, 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

About the Instructor: 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

Date: Saturday February 22, 2020

Time: 1000h-1500h

Where: Blackline Marine, 22-2300 Canoe Cove Road, Sidney BC, V8L 3X9

 (Atco trailer at back of parking lot.)


BCA Members: $30

Non-members: $50

Maximum Class Size: 18 participants

Lunch: 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.

Contact: Trina Holt

Cancellation: A $15 processing fee will be charged in the event of participant cancellation.

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