Advice & How-To
Chockablock with useful commentary and several engaging videos, this article will get you up to speed on what to consider when selecting running rigging for your application.
By Tom Burden, Last updated 6/12/2019
This article discusses stainless steel alloys and alerts sailors to the danger of crevice corrosion. You’ll also find a helpful checklist to follow when inspecting your standing rigging.
By Tom Burden, Last updated 6/13/2019
Corroded lifelines pose a hazard to you and your crew. This article covers lifeline inspections and options for replacement.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 6/17/2019
Whether you own a sailing dinghy, day sailor, high-tech racer or an ocean cruiser, West Marine has the sailboat hardware you need to rig your boat for any sailing adventure. Online and in our stores you will find a complete selection of rigging systems and upgrades. Major brands include Lewmar, Harken, Ronstan, Karver, Hood, Schaefer, Spinlock and more. Need to replace your running rigging? Check out boating’s best selection of cordage by New England Ropes, Samson and FSE Robline. Time to replace your standing rigging? Shop our selection of stainless steel wire, toggles and turnbuckles. Brands represented include Alps Wire Rope, Johnson Marine, Hayn and Alexander Roberts. System upgrades and replacement parts include downwind poles and cars, lifelines and terminals plus reefing and furling systems. You will also find a complete selection of sailing cleats, sailboat blocks, sailing winches, sailing instruments, shackles, snaps and fittings.