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ORDER FORM SERVICE
Service has always been the core of
our business. It enables us to help you select and install the appropriate gear on
We maintain complete in house
and on site service capability. Our service trucks run from Rhode Island through
Cape Cod on a regular basis. Our two water front service locations, quality of
service, and fair pricing have attracted boats from as far away as the Chesapeake Bay area
for hands on service. We have spar hauling capacity to 100'+. There are 60 ton
and 350 ton travel lifts on site to haul boats up to 150'. We service
12 yards in the Buzzards Bay area plus many private individuals on a continual basis.
Most manufacturers have told us we are the largest roller furling service center in
the country. We are frequently used as a resource for product development and design
evaluation by a number of them for many different types of rigging products.
Settling disputes between insurance companies, yards, manufacturers, and private
individuals at their request we believe is a statement of our respect and integrity.
|Many of our competitors send your
work to a contractor or a separate location to be made. At RIGGING ONLY your
rigging stays right here. This insures that your rig meets our standards,
allows instant status checks, improves turn around time, and most important keeps quality
at it's peak. Standing rigging is not
just some wire with a fitting on each end. With the changes in the wire and fittings
industries, geographic peculiarities, the varied uses of each boat, and the economics of
the pleasure boat business you really need to talk to experienced people.
allows us to control metal flow into the wire stranding by .002". It
also eliminates the lines created on the fittings by roller style dies.
Rotary swaging starts where the wire enters the fitting and compresses the
fitting onto the wire stretching the fitting away from the wire.
Roller swaging starts at the head of the fitting and stretches the fitting
down over the wire making for more contact with the wire.
There are two basic forms of roller swaging. One uses powered dies
where the die pushes (or rolls) the fitting thru two dies that are made to
military specs compressing the fitting onto the wire. Most commonly
used machine is called a "Kearney" and can be seen in a lot of small shops.
The problems with the Kearney machine is they are not built strong enough to
roll larger diameter wires in one pass and require multiple passes to reach
specifications for the fittings and the fitting guide is often not used
properly and is not long enough to accommodate larger fittings. Due to
gear lash (play in the gears) the dies often don't make contact with the
fitting at exactly the same time and cause the fitting shank to curve
(banana) making for improper strain on the wire. A second type of
power roller machine called a Top Reef is now available that does away with
most of the problems of the Kearney. We are using on of these for
smaller diameter wire and have been pleased with the results. Casings
are much stronger along with the drive hubs and the gearing is made with
A third type of roller machine (Wire Techniques) pulls the fitting
thru two dies making for a very straight and perfect swage. We are
using this type of machine on most of our large diameter wire (7/16 and up).
We offer all three types of swaging. If you have a preference let us
Every swage fitting is measured with a
micrometer to insure compliance with strict
US. military specifications. All Norseman and Sta-Lok fittings are assembled using the
highest quality and freshest sealant and thread lock available. All wire is type 316
from 7/32 on up. Smaller wire may be type 304 depending on the application.
All wire terminations are type 316 stainless. Wire splicing for traditional rigging
is done in house. We splice 7xs, 1x19, and any other construction that is
splicable. We do work for a number of museums.
We sell and splice all types of line. Selection of the
line we sell is based on a manufacture's consistency of product, application, and
longevity. There are many different qualities of similar types of line on the
market. Lower quality may be acceptable to some, but over the long haul will
end up costing more. Line made to custom sizes and specifications is available.
Our wire to rope splices are all double spliced onto tapered
wire (the old fashioned way) We've pull tested them at 110% of the wire breaking
strength. We do both braid to wire and three strand to wire.
Our line splicing is as strong as it comes. We were called
on by the J Class boats when a competitors splices failed to hold.
We'll help you select the appropriate line. We are not
interested in selling you the most high tec line for your application, just the right line