Furler Shopping Got You Twisted?
Nothing makes headsail handling easier or more convenient than installing a roller furler. Today's systems are durable, affordable and efficient, but with so many on the market which do you choose? Practical Sailor tested 11 furling systems and wrote an excellent piece summarizing the results. It's definitely worth a read if you're considering a furler. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE.
Toss Me a Line: A Rigger's Guide to Rope
Boats and rope go together like sun and salt water. And let's face it, nothing spruces up a sailboat like a fresh set of running rigging. But choosing the right bit of line can sometimes seem overwhelming. That's why we've created the Official Sound Rigging Services Rope Usage Guide. It'll help you navigate the sea of cordage choices. As always, if you have questions, give us a holler. We're at your service! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ROPE USAGE GUIDE.
Sound Rigging Tip #413: There's a right way to apply rigging tape. No kidding.
Rigging tape probably has more uses on a sailboat than duct tape, and we think that's saying a lot. From covering sharp objects to holding stuff in place, it's one of the most useful things in the tool bag. Its stretchy, form fitting, easy to use style makes it a crew favorite on just about every boat. Trouble is, eventually it gets baked by the sun, becomes brittle and the adhesive fails. Next thing you know the tape unwinds, and you have what we in the business refer to as a flag: a ribbon of unrolled tape flapping in the...
We're open for business! It's been a long time in the making and we're incredibly excited to announce the opening of our new online store. Since 1978 Sound Rigging Services has been your trusted source for all things rigging, and now we're making it easier for you to get exactly what you and your boat need. If you have questions, please be sure to give us a holler. We're here to help!