Rigging can be "invisible" - the part of a sailing vessel that many sailors least understand and are least likely to maintain properly. Unseen rigging problems can become costly and can certainly jeopardize safety at sea. Using his friendly and engaging style, master rigger Brion Toss of Port Townsend, Washington will show you how to spot rigging problems before they cause trouble.
Dockwalk with Brion Toss for a close-up look at rigging components and learn about some of your important hardware options. Learn to spot good and bad rigging on various boats. Observe Brion conducting a full sailboat survey - going about the nitty gritty business of a full rigging inspection and then tuning a rig. Legendary Master Rigger, Brion Toss of Port Townsend, Washington gives a thorough introduction to the mysteries of rig tuning.
, Brion bebins with an orientation of wire rope properties that regular sailors can understand.
Next, he uses his dynamic bungee rig model to demonstrate basic rig tuning principles.
Back on the dock, Brion demos dockside tuning on four different boats from simple rigs to more complex. As he tunes, Brion introduces three different methods to measure rig tension, and the simple but critical Toss Turnbuckle Tightening Technique.
For the final segment, Brion takes you sailing on the most complex of the four rigs to demonstrate dynamic tuning on the water.
COMING SOON... More sailing and rigging titles in the Brion Toss series:
"Splicing Wire Rope"
"Fancy Rope Work"