Running Rigging

The running rigging of a yacht is the means of controlling sail area and tension; halyards, sheets, outhauls, travellers, cunninghams etc. are the various control lines that are available to the crew to set and trim sail shape.  The lines, blocks, cleats and fittings that make up the running rigging on a vessel are subject to wear and chafe and should be regularly checked.

A small modification or replacement can often mean a big improvement in the performance of the system (with implications for both boat speed and ease of use by the crew). For example, simple things like replacing a worn cam-cleat or frayed line can prevent the traveller slipping or the halyard from jamming at the sheave; or running a control line back to the cockpit could allow adjustment without the crew having to venture out on deck in rough conditions.

Ocean Rigging can supply, fit and modify your running rigging needs: from supplying new lines and expert splicing, to working aloft and fitting new deck and spar hardware.  

Traveller lines

Traveller lines