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The Rigging Handbook
The Rigging Handbook
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  • Spars and Rigging - UK Yacht Riggers & Gear


    Design and manufacture of mast and booms for yachts up to 60', plus standing & running rigging, reefing systems etc. Plymouth.

    Atlantic Spars

    This Devon company custom-make spars and are also agents for the Selden and Kemp systems.

    Barton Marine

    Home of the Barton Boomstrut - get rid of your topping lift - plus a lazyjack system and a full range of rigging solutions.


    The Scott Boomlock prevents accidental gybes. It acts as a permanent, easily released preventer operated from the cockpit.

    Deffee's Mast Ladders

    Compact lightweight hoistable mast ladder with rigid steps can also be used as a drogue. PBO 'Best Buy' and YM 'Premium Product'.

    English Braids

    UK Manufacters of commercial synthetic fibre braided ropes for halyards, sheets, anchor and mooring lines.

    Fairlie Riggers

    Experience, knowledge and personal service using quality marine stainless steel rigging, rope work, and fittings at reasonable prices.

    Fitting A Storms'l Stay

    Excellent article on fitting a removeable inner forestay for use with a storm jib on a boat with roller reefing headsail.

    Get-Up Mast Ladder

    Polyester webbing mast ladder which slides up the mast groove, with adjustable-height safety strap. Capable of supporting over 300lb.

    Holman Rigging

    Chichester firm offering a complete mast and rigging service including inspection, servicing, installation, reports etc.

    The finest yacht riggers on the Clyde
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