Brion Toss
Yacht Riggers Catalog

Brion Toss Yacht Riggers

Rigging Tools

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Yes - this is one of our hard working riggers vests...actually a fishing vest in disguise. Currently we are not stocking them...but your can find one.

So get yourself a Rigging Vest - it only makes sense. Carry what you can in the 20+ pockets. And, have a lanyard system (see Gear Keepers below), and a containment plan for all those little bits (see the Bosun's Tool Pouch).

Your vest should fit big enough to go over two layers of fleece and be made of fabric that is comfortable against your skin - when that is all you are wearing. Pack it with these favorite rigger's tools and you will get the job done more efficiently, safely and well.

Further down this page we will show you some more great tools for your rigging bench, foc'sle and rigging bag.

Gear Keeper Retractor with Snap Clip

"This ingenious device is attached to all of our rigging vests as lanyards to just about anything! It has a 60 lb. breaking strength, impact-resistant plastic case, saltwater-proof, compact, and easy to clean. We love these and use them all the time!"
$22.00

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Clamptite Banding Tool™

No matter if you’re looking for a quick and effective emergency leak repair or a bullet-proof means for securing nearly any material from rubber hoses to spliced wires, this new and innovative tool is a must have addition to any on-board or shop tool chest. CLAMPTITE quickly replaces ineffective or damaged conventional hose clamps with a temporary or permanent clamping mechanism formed from stainless steel safety wire. Clamps formed using CLAMPTITE seal a full 360 degrees with no flat spots and can be used to band any type or size material. Basically the CLAMPTITE tool provides a means for tightening wires wrapped around an object and then locking it in place. The tool can be used with various wires sizes which eliminate space and strength issues often encountered with screw operated worm gear type clamps. Just under 6 inches in length the CLAMPTITE tool is about the size of a pencil and is precision machined from stainless steel and alumabronze.
$65.00

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Riggers Caliper Gauge

"This is a low-tech, high impact micrometer, for measuring wire, rope, tangs, bolts, pins, tracks, chains, and just about every other component of your rig. Measures internal diameter, outside diameter, and depth. Reads in 1/100Ó, 1/64Ó, and millimeters. "
$33.00

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Riggers Caribiner

The triple locking pear-shaped carabiner is a must-have item on any cruising vessel. Combined with the carabiner hitch, detailed in Chapman’s Guide to Knots (written by Brion), it is a life saving item when working aloft. These jaws open wider than most and with a little practice you can open it easily with one hand. The carabiner is manufactured by Petzl, is individually tested, and comes with a three year guarantee.
$19.00

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Logger's Tape 75 ft

The 75 foot version of the Logger's Tape 100 foot
$94.95

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Logger's Tape Refill - 75ft

Use this to replace the measurement tape on the 75' Logger's Tape. NOTE: The round metal dispenser case is the same size for 75' the 100' tapes...so it will hold either 75' or 100' refills.
$44.95

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Gear Keeper Retractors with Pin Mount


$22.00

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Gear Keeper Retractor with Velcro Strap


$22.00

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Riggers Microscope, 60-100x Power

The 60-100x Power Microscope is a necessary tool for proper rig inspection. Small enough to easily pocket it provides valuable insight into the integrity of your chain plates, shrouds, and more. Has a flashlight built in for better scoping. Use in concert with the Inspecting Your Rig Video.
$24.95

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Riggers Pliers

Our modified cotter pin removal tool allows most of the muscles in your arm to be applied directly to the removal of the cotter pin instead of wasting effort clamping tight plier jaws while twisting the night way, or gouging your hand and/or the spars with a dull screwdriver. A black finish resists corrosion, the handles are wonderfully ergonomic, and there's a clever little spring in one handle. Flick it on and the tool is spring-loaded; flick it off to stow in your pocket.
$39.00

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Tef-Gel Kit

Riggers best friend - "Tef Gel is the highest grade, longest lasting, isolating compound we have discovered. We use it daily to isolate dissimilar metals, lubricate turnbuckles, and more. A tiny amount goes a long way. Save thousands of dollars in future repair and replacement costs by applying Tef Gel today. Includes easy to use a applicator brush. "
$16.99

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Riggers Handy Billy

"A two-speed, handy, endless rope tool, with a 3:1 and 6:1 advantage. Use the 3:1 to move light loads, and to stabilize all loads quickly. Switch to 6:1 for heavier loads, or to raise or lower at lower speed, with greater control. Can be used to set up a temporary stay, to pull a jib foil foreword without a turnbuckle, for overboard recovery, hoisting dingy's, etc. Add a single block for a compound purchase to stretch wire for splicing, jury rig a shroud, and so on. This concept is the same on behind our popular endless mainsheets. A must for cruisers. "
$495.95

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BTYR VISE - The Brion Toss Rigging Vise

The best portable wire-splicing vise on the market! The design is based on an extremely rare vise, of unknown manufacture. Based in large part on a vise that was given to me by Capt Lloyd Billings. It possesses the best attributes of the many rigging vises I have encountered over the years, plus a few of his own, all in one compact, bronze-jawed package. No other vise I know of can form and hold wire so well, and holds as many sizes, and weighs so little, and is so beautifully, durably made. It weighs only 24 lbs and measures just 10” x 10” closed. Back in stock!
$979.00

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BTYR VISE - Z-Vise

"The z-Vise is the Swiss Army Knife of vises. Its light weight and smart design allows compact storage, perfect for the cruising sailor. With a quiver of attachments, it converts to a drill press, wire clamp, wood clamps, and it now comes with it's own durable hard plastic carrying case."
$340.00

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Tarred Seine Twine 30

"Tarred Seine Twine is the ideal string. It is fairly chaif resistant, extemely weather resistant, and does not slip. It can be used for service, seizings, lanyards, lashings, emergency repairs, gaskets making of lost wax jewelry, and fishing to name a few. "
$12.00

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Tarred Seine Twine 36


$12.00

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Tarred Seine Twine 42

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$12.00

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Tarred Seine Twine 48


$13.00

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Tarred Seine Twine 60


$14.00

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RiggersTape

"Every rig needs tape for localized tape prevention, securing spreader boots, etc. The ideal tape is self-amalgamating as well as adhesive, durable, and 2/3 the cost of the inferior stuff they sell you at big blue. This tape only comes in black."
$31.00

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Marlingspike, 6" - Oak Handle

A sturdy 6 inch spike of the best quality Jsteel, with duck bill point for smooth insertion. Small enough for tiny line, strong enough for splicing steel wire. Solid white oak handle.
$21.00

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Logger's Tape 100 ft

Adopted from the logging industry, the Logger's tape is an indispensable rigging tool. More convenient and versatile than conventional tape measures it works wonderfully for work aloft, accurate measurement of rig dimensions, rig tuning, and more. Also available in 75' length. NOTE: The round metal dispenser case is the same size for 75' the 100' tapes...so it will hold either 75' or 100' refills.
$94.95

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Marlingspike, 4" Mini - Oak handle

"A small 4 inch spike of the best quality steel,

● with duck bill point for smooth insertion.

Great for tiny line and or tiny hands.

Solid white oak handle. "
$16.00

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Riggers Knife

Our New Favorite Tool! A Folding ceramic rigging knife. Sharp, beautiful, light and cuts like a light saber. Great for spectra - any high modulous line, leather, rope of all types and sizes. And did we mention that it is sharp? Very sharp. Ceramic blades will not dull easily when used on rope. Do not use on to cut metal or wood. Add a lanyard - it is ceramic. And do not drop - it might break.
$69.00

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Marlingspike, 11" Drew Style Spike

Based on the best wire splicing spike pattern ever developed - the old Drew pattern. The fine taper is ideal for getting into wire rope but the cross section is hefty enough for tough splices. This high carbon steel tool requires some maintenance. Because the hand forged surface is not anodized - it needs to be treated to prevent corrosion. In addition, althought the surface is quite smooth - you may want to buff it with fine sand paper. This will make it even easier to get into the wire splice as well as reducing corrosion. In any event keep a light coat of oil when it is stored.
$49.00

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Marlingspike, 8" Ship's Spike

This ship's spike has an anodized finish, so it will resist corrosion better than most – it’s at home in the rigging bucket, but of course it will be grateful if you keep a light sheen of oil on it. It has a nice broad head, suitable for striking if need be, and a taper that is blunt enough for brutal work, but fine enough to use for wire splicing. Not as refined as our 11" Drew Style Spike, but, it is a great all-around ship’s spike.
$39.00

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Marlingspike, 10" Ship's Spike

This ship's spike has an anodized finish, so it will resist corrosion better than most – it’s at home in the rigging bucket, but of course it will be grateful if you keep a light sheen of oil on it. It has a nice broad head, suitable for striking if need be, and a taper that is blunt enough for brutal work, but fine enough to use for wire splicing. It is a great all-around ship’s spike.
$49.00

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Whipping Twine

Keep your rope ends from fraying - finish the job - whip them with a palm and needle whipping or a double constrictor knot (pg. 78 in the Rigger's Apprentice). Mark them distinctly and traditionally with your choice - Dark Red, Dark Green, Deep Blue, White, or Gold. Also great for tying up very small packages.
$5.99

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One Drop Lubricant by Harken

Brion swears by this stuff!OneDrop Ball Bearing Conditioner and Lubricant is designed to be used on traveler cars and other ball bearing applications to improve performance by reducing rolling friction. OneDrop Ball Bearing Conditioner is the only product that Harken recommends for use on ball bearing travelers and battcars. Allows ball bearings to roll freely and evenly Eliminates skidding and sliding of the balls Conditions and lubricates the surface of the balls Maintains a clean, smooth ball bearing surface, free from dirt, sand, salt, and grime Packaged in a unique pinpoint dispenser for clean and easy application
$10.95

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Riggers Palm Seaming - Water Buffalo Hide

Type: Seaming Palm Sizes: S, M, L Hand: right, left We would like to see a hand profile drawing and obtain glove size; that will drive the thumb hole size and iron placement. Of course, carve/scrape/nudge the opening to fit your needs. The iron hole matches the size from the traditional Smith&Sons palm, but the point is to make it your own.Use it........ a lot and it will shape to your hand. Also we can emboss your initials on the thumb strap - so please include that information in Customer Comments when you order.
$199.00

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Riggers Palm - Roping - Water Buffalo hide

Same as Seaming Palm - EXCEPT the roping palm has an extended thumb stall to provide a surface to wrap the thread and pull tight
$189.00

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Riggers Bag

This is our beautiful and durable Rigger's Bag with our colorful and handsome Brion Toss Logo.

-weight Natural or BLACK canvas.

-many pockets inside - wide and narrow to slip tools into.

-adjustable straps to carry as a bag or backpack.

-zips open completely to lay on your work bench.

-also zips open to hang flat on your shop wall with all your tools at hand.
$169.00

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Marlingspike, 8" Drew Style Spike

A shorter length of our popular Drew style spike - but just as elegant...and perhaps better for your use or your hand.
$49.00

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HM Shears

High Modulus Shears for easily cutting high modulus rope.
$40.00

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