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Rig Shop - Sailboat Rigging

Welcome to the West Coast Sailing Rig Shop

Welcome to West Coast Sailing Rig Shop - your source for sailboat rigging, halyards, sheets, splicing, one design rigging, and custom rigging solutions. We offer a full service rig shop with dedicated rigging staff with the ability to offer marine grade splicing, wire assembly, and more for both running and standing rigging applications. Backed by a comprehensive inventory of the best sailing line from Marlow, Robline, New England Ropes, Alpha Ropes, and more, we can built the rigging you need to maximize the performance and ease of use of your sailboat.

One Design Rigging is a core part of our rig shop. We offer halyards, sheets, control lines, and more built to class rules and standards for many popular racing dinghies and keelboats. All one design rigging products are built to last from the right line and components for the application, with input from top sailors.

Custom Rigging Services are also available - if you can dream it, we can build it! Choose from our industry leading selection of line spools and components/hardware to create the perfect running rigging for your sailboat. Our riggers will work with you to determine best options so you know your new rigging will be dependable and perform well for years to come.

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One Design Sailboat Rigging

Supporting sailors who own and race one design sailboats is the core of our business. In addition to one design parts, sails, and hardware, we also offer a complete selection of rigging (halyard, sheets, control lines) for a variety of popular one design classes including the Laser / ILCA, Sunfish, Club 420, Thistle, Lightning, J/22, J/24, J70, Melges 24, and more. Visit our One Design Rigging Page for a full list of current products. We can also customize solutions to meet your specific rigging needs.

Examples of One Design Rigging Products

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Laser/ILCA 8:1 Cunningham System

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Tapered Jib Sheet for V-15

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J/24 Halyard with Shackle

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Dinghy Control Line with Handle


Custom Rigging & Rigging Services

In addition to off the shelf one design rigging products, our rig shop can offer a wide range of custom rigging and rigging services. Halyards with spliced hardware, tapered sheets, custom control line systems - If you can dream it, we can build it! Our menu of services includes but is not limited to:

    • End Whipping
    • Eye Splicing & Luggage Tags
    • Cover Bury/Add/Remove
    • Reeving Eyes
    • Tapering
    • Standing Rigging
    • Wire to Rope Halyards

Examples of Rigging Services

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Double Braid with Snap Shackle

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Double Braid with Captive Shackle

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Standard Eye Splice

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Reeving Eye (for Halyard Ends)

Ordering Custom Rigging
Contact our team to discuss your custom rigging needs. Let us know if you have a specific line request in mind or we'll help you determine appropriate line, components, and rigging services for your specific application and provide a quote for your approval. Trust our expert riggers with your next project!

Email: info@westcoastsailing.net
Call/Text: 503-285-5536


Industry Leading Line & Hardware Selection

Hundreds of line and hardware options in stock from the top marine brands including Robline, Marlow, New England Ropes, Samson, Alpha, Harken, Ronstan, Wichard, and more. Our line wall is stock with a huge selection of double braid, single braid, high tech line, and more for halyards, sheets, control lines, and other applications. We can also special order line and hardware (minimum purchase required) from any of our line vendors. Shop all line on our Line Page.

    • Robline - Dinghy Control, Dinghy Sheet, Sirius 500, Orion, Admiral 5000, Coppa 5000, and more.
    • Marlow - Excel Racing, GP78, Excel Fusion, Blue Ocean Double Braid, and more.
    • Samson - Amsteel Blue Dyneema, Validator 12 Vectran, and Ultra-Lite.
    • New England Ropes - Sta-Set, Endura Braid, V-100, Viper, VPC, and Bzz Line.
    • Alpha Ropes - Best selling single braid SSR plus Alpha Cruiser Kmix.
    • Harken - Blocks, sailing hardware, traveler systems, and more for dinghies, keelboats, and mid size sailboats.
    • Ronstan - Blocks and sailing hardware for dinghies and small sailboats.

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Line Fiber Type / Material Guide

Line Type   Stretch   Absorption Resistance Floatability Abrasion/Chafe UV Resistance     Creep       Hand Feel  
Polypropylene  Fair  Excellent  Excellent  Poor  Poor Poor Fair 
Polyester  Poor Poor  Poor  Excellent  Excellent Poor  Good 
Technora  Excellent Poor   Fair Excellent Poor Good  Good 
Dyneema/Spectra  Good  Good  Good Good  Good Fair  Good 
Vectran  Excellent Fair   Fair  Poor Poor Excellent  Fair 
Cordura  Good  Good Good  Excellent  Good Fair Excellent 
Click Here to Shop Line by Type

Line Application Guide - Dinghy

Dinghy

Polyester &
Polypropylene

Polyester
Double Braid

Dyneema Blended
Single Braid
Dyneema Blended
Double Braid
Blended Core
Double Braid
Dyneema Core
Double Braid
Vectran Core
Double Braid
 
Main Halyard         Good Better Best
Jib/Genoa Halyard         Good Better Best
Spinnaker Halyard         Good Better  
Mainsheet Good   Best Best      
Jib/Genoa Sheet Good   Best Best      
Spinnaker Sheet Good   Best Best      
Control Lines     Better     Better  
Click Here to Shop Line by Type

Line Application Guide - Racing

Racing

Polyester &
Polypropylene

Polyester
Double Braid

Dyneema Blended
Single Braid
Dyneema Blended
Double Braid
Blended Core
Double Braid
Dyneema Core
Double Braid
Vectran Core
Double Braid
 
Main Halyard         Good Better Best
Jib/Genoa Halyard         Good Better Best
Spinnaker Halyard         Good Best  
Mainsheet Good   Best Better Good Best  
Jib/Genoa Sheet         Good Best  
Spinnaker Sheet     Better Best Good Best  
Control Lines    Good Better Better Good Best  
Click Here to Shop Line by Type

Line Application Guide - Performance Cruising

Performance
Cruising

Polyester &
Polypropylene

Polyester
Double Braid

Dyneema Blended
Single Braid
Dyneema Blended
Double Braid
Blended Core
Double Braid
Dyneema Core
Double Braid
Vectran Core
Double Braid
 
Main Halyard    Good     Better Better Best
Jib/Genoa Halyard   Good     Better Better Best
Spinnaker Halyard   Good     Better Best  
Mainsheet Good Good Better   Better Best  
Jib/Genoa Sheet Good Good     Better Best  
Spinnaker Sheet Good Good     Better Best  
Control Lines Good Good Better   Better  Better  
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Line Diameter Guide

Recommended Diameter by Application & Boat Length

Application

Boat Length
10 - 18 Feet

Boat Length
18 - 24 Feet
Boat Length
24 - 32 Feet
Boat Length
32 - 38 Feet
Boat Length
38 - 45 Feet
Boat Length
45 - 52 Feet
Main Halyard 6mm / 1/4 in  6mm / 1/4 in 8mm / 5/16 in  8mm / 5/16 in  9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in
Jib/Genoa Halyard 6mm / 1/4 in  6mm / 1/4 in 8mm / 5/16 in  8mm / 5/16 in  9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in
Spinnaker Halyard 6mm / 1/4 in  6mm / 1/4 in  8mm / 5/16 in 9mm / 3/8 in  9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in
Topping Lift 6mm / 1/4 in 6mm / 1/4 in 8mm / 5/16 in 9mm / 3/8 in 9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in
Mainsheet 8mm / 5/16 in 9mm / 3/8 in 9mm / 3/8 in 
9mm / 3/8 in  11mm / 7/16 in 12mm / 1/2 in
Jib/Genoa Sheet 6mm / 1/4 in 8mm / 5/16 in 9mm / 3/8 in  9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in 12mm / 1/2 in
Spinnaker Sheet 6mm / 1/4 in 8mm / 5/16 in 8mm / 5/16 in 8mm / 5/16 in 9mm / 3/8 in 9mm / 3/8 in
Tack Line 5mm / 3/16 in 6mm / 1/4 in 9mm / 3/8 in 9mm / 3/8 in  9mm / 3/8 in 11mm / 7/16 in
Click Here to Shop Line by Diameter

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Line Application & Suggested Measurement

Mainsheet - (E+2) x Purchase
Genoa Sheet - 1.5 x LOA
Jib Sheet - LOA
Spinnaker Sheet - 2 x LOA (recommend adding 5-10')
Asymmetrical Sheet (Outside) - 3 x LOA
Asymmetrical Sheet (Inside Only - 2.5 x LOA
Main Halyard - 2P + Distance to the Clutch
Jib Halyard - 2I + Distance to the Clutch
Spinnaker Halyard - 2I + 20'
Tack Line - J x 5

Please Note - Customer specified lengths are always preferred. These lengths are only recommendations and not specific to your boat.