Friday, May 29, 2009

A Sneak Peak Behind the Curtain…

APS' Rigging Department produces a tremendous amount of custom running and standing rigging on a year-round basis. Many of the splices, tapers and cover techniques we use have been developed in-house through years of development and testing.

Thanks to partners like Yale Cordage, we're able to test some of our creations on their equipment to create the strongest, most durable product (they blow things up for us on their computer controlled, hydraulic ram and give us data on the results).

With boats outfitting for the season, activity in our Rigging Department is really hitting its peak right now. With that in mind, I thought you might enjoy a quick look at our rigging department and some of the tools and techniques we use.

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