Ryan from the Alameda Rig shop was at it again with their Second Annual Laserpalooza. This past Sunday from 11-3pm the Rigging team along with a solid number of vendors hosted workshops and provided demos throughout the day. Sailors could bring thier Lasers and talk to the pros about tips and ideas for thier boats. A free BBQ, raffle and many discounts to the store made this an amazing event.
Check out their promo video below.
Last Friday Greg and Ryan of the Alameda Rig Shop got an invite from Ryan Breymeyer of Tritium Racing to come and check out the launch of the Orma 73 that they are putting together for the 2013 Transpac.
Upon arrival our guys immediately jumped into action helping lift and install the huge curved dagger boards. From there they helped splash the boat, wrench on a few bolts, grind some giant winches, load sails and step the giant wing mast.
Ryan and Greg wanted to thank Team Tritium and Ryan Breymeyer for the awesome once in a life time learning experience.
Check out the Teaser Video found on Sailing Scuttlebutt
Need the strongest dockline Samson makes? Check out their Super Strong Double Braid. These lines are a firm but flexible double braid of high-tenacity nylon fiber treated with Pro-Gard marine finish, which maximizes wet wear life and strength. With their wide range of diameters to choose from (1/4″ – 5″) its sure to meet any requiremet your going to need it for.
We got a chance to work with it while building part of a snubber system for a 193 motor yacht here in Newport RI. After working with the yachts captian, we thought the Super Strong by Samson would be the best choice. Heres a shot of it with a 3/4 line there for refrence.
And if your thinking of spicing one of these, be prepared to use a 34″ fid!
Now and again our shops get to venture out of the marine industry and really show their architectural strengths. Mark over on the West Coast set up a client with stainless steel handrail cables to accent the their beautiful all teak home that sits on the east coast of Panama. The client ordered even more of this stunning work to run along the lower railing which will go from wall to wall. Check out the pictures below of his work using Hayn Grip lag studs and Lag Stud tubular turnbuckles.
Now, we can’t sell a product without first playing with it, so recently we picked up a couple of samples of the D.C. Guard dyneema chafe gear from Samson Ropes. Constructed out of tightly woven dyneema, this chafe guard is made to protect against abrasion and damage on lines from 1″ (24m) all the way up to 8″ (204mm).
Some of the great features of a Dyeema cover is that its soft and flexible, floats and does not hold water, you can remove it for inspection, and can also help to protect against sharp edges such as a knife or steel corner. If your also looking high temperature operations, you can get it in Technora as well.
This chafe gear can easily slide over Megabraid and be spliced into place to protect an eye splice or a wear point.
With these 45 degree days approaching here in the north-east, our customers have been getting busy with the start of their spring prep. Most are building their lists for bottom prep, woodwork, and reviewing their running and standing rigging in their living rooms. Cracking or rusting on your life lines is a good sign for replacement and whats better than to upgrade when you replace.
New England Ropes has come out with a stock dyneema core/ cover lifeline material called STS-WR2. It comes in 3mm and 5mm sizes with a rated strength of 1,600 and 3700 lbs respectively. It’s available in gray and white. No more running dyneema core through dyneema cover, now it just comes off the spool ready to be worked up.
And with this new line from NER we were able to build a set of j29 lifelines for our customer in half the turn around time!
Have any questions feel free to shoot us a line!