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Rig Your Boat Workshop

  • Spend an intense weekend with Master Rigger Brion Toss and some of his crew, in one of our most popular workshops. These workshops were originally born from Brion's Rigger Apprenticeship Program. After numerous requests from professionals and the general public we have made them available to everyone.

  • Our days are packed with information, handouts, and lots of hands-on exercises. All the tools and materials you will need for the class will be provided, unless otherwise stated. Workshop fee $850.00

    General Weekend Workshop Information

    • Please register early with your workshop fee to save your place in a class. No refunds three weeks prior to seminar.
    • Saturday morning check in from 8-9 am. Class starts promptly at 9, we break for lunch 12-1, and our day ends about 5 pm each day.
    • Students are offered a 5% discount on many tools, books & videos purchased on that weekend. Discounts may not be combined with other special offers.
    • Workshops require a minimum of 5 participants. If we do not reach our minimum registration, three weeks prior to the workshop, it will be cancelled.
    • driving directions > click Contact Us on menu bar

    A map of town & lodging suggestions /information is at

    We heartily recommend the accommodations of

    The Commander's Beach House.


    The Starrett House go to>

    Two of the loveliest, most gracious, and convenient places to stay in town. Both inns offer special prices for our workshop attendees. SIGN UP

    Spring or Fall Workshop Link below

    By Phone > 360.385.1080

    Email >

    More Info Here

    Workshop / Spring 2020- RIG YOUR BOAT - 3 Days in PORT TOWNSEND - March 27,28,29

  • Our RIG YOUR BOAT Workshops have expanded to three(3)days! Get hands-on experience with drills, taps, rivets, tuning gauges, deck hardware, and more.
  • Plus basic information on component sizing and arrangement.
  • ALSO, basic splicing, Stalok installation, rig layout and design/load considerations.
  • This class details the skills and ideas needed to put a fully functional rig in your boat.

  • Definitely bring your sail plan and deck view - as designed and as built - if different.
  • Also, photos of your boat, deck layout from different angles, the rig from the side and looking aft. And, notes or photos of details of running rigging, and any rope samples you are using.
  • And notes re: details of the boats dimension; waterline; distance from mast to chain plates and any questions, aspirations and plans for your boat or you.

  • Brion's Suggested Reading List is located on the Education Tab ( above) - go the the very bottom of that page. The Rigger’s Apprentice is considered an important and recommended pre-class read to get the most out of this workshop. We can charge and send you one through our catalog and deduct the 5% discount or bring your copy – it comes in handy during class.

    See you at the Workshop!

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    Workshop / Autumn 2020 - RIG YOUR BOAT - 3 Days in PORT TOWNSEND October 2,3 & 4


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    Book - The Complete Rigger's Apprentice by Brion Toss

    Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging

    A Review of The Riggers Apprentice ...Combining and updating the renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker, The Riggers Apprentice meets the changing face of modern materials and technology while remaining true to rigging's best traditional principles and practices. It's much more than a knot book, though the knots a sailor needs are all here. The Complete Riggers Apprentice is a book for sailors who want the satisfaction and hard-cash savings of stepping their own masts, inspecting and maintaining their own rigs, and turning up their own tailsplices and wire eyesplices. It is for boat owners who want to replace an entire gang of rigging themselves--measuring, choosing appropriate wire, making soft eyes, leathering, and serving. It is for bluewater voyagers who want to feel secure in the knowledge that, should a shroud carry away far at sea, they will be able to repair it.

    The Complete Rigger's Apprentice is also a free-roaming collection of useful ideas and tips on everything from supplementing winches with block and tackle, to rigging snubbers at anchor, to using pantyhose for an emergency fanbelt. In short, it's the definitive book on the art of rigging, written by its most entertaining practitioner.

    Hardcover pp 392


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