Nike & Karl - White Spot Pirates

We had been following Nike & Karl, the White Spot Pirates, for quite a while.  Although we were thoroughly enjoying her adventures on Untie the Lines, and greatly admired her spunk, Karl's rigging made me cringe.  C.C. Rigging was happy to be in a position to help with the rigging when Karl declared it was time.

We recently had the chance to meet Nike when she drifted into San Diego.  Not only is she a gutsy sailor, she's a fantastic speaker!  If you ever have a chance to attend one of her events, don't miss it.  In the meantime, you can watch and listen online.

Dock Walking Musings

I was asked to write a piece for the Kettenburg and Classic Yacht Regatta 2015 program this past summer.  It's a bit of an ode to wooden boats, entitled Dock Walking Musings.  Whether you own a wooden boat or simply enjoy them, I think you'll enjoy this short read.  Click here to read the full article.  Here's an excerpt:

As I walk the docks on any given day, my eye is drawn to the fittings and parts that make up the rigging of our boats. I not only notice irregularities or potential problems, for that is the nature of my work as a rigger, but I am drawn to the hardware and fittings, which are beautiful in their manufacture and function. 

The compass of Freedom, built by Boston’s Wilfred O. White and Sons, is a particularly beautiful item.

The compass of Freedom, built by Boston’s Wilfred O. White and Sons, is a particularly beautiful item.

Need a Rigging Seminar?

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   Your Rigging Questions, Answered!


Your Rigging Questions, Answered!

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This is a 75 lb Danforth  anchor unearthed in Los Gatos, CA.  I used it in 1997 as a mooring in Sausalito for my 34 foot San Juan "Never Never Land" which I lived on while living and working there. In 1998 I sailed South, and before I did I put the anchor in my Mom's back yard garden. A few years went by and when I went to look for it I couldn't find it…There was some confusion as to whether my brother might have moved it, or maybe I was mistaken about putting it there (Sometimes when preparing for a cruise the focus is on leaving!).  So then 16 years go by. Mom is doing a little landscaping and Eureka! Good to see you old Galvanized friend! Talk about swallowing the anchor….Photo Credit: Lindsay Catterton.  Unearthing credit: Lindsay Catterton.  P.S. Thanks Mom!