Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

MARR 154 - Sailboat Rigging (2)

  • Prerequisite: ENG 19 and/or ENG 21, OR ESL 13 & 14, OR Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23; MATH 9, OR Placement in MATH 24/50/53
  • Co-requisite: MARR 152, 133, 153
  • MARR majors only

Provides an introduction to the maintenance of a sailboat's rigging system. Emphasis is placed on surveying a sailboat's rigging for potential failures caused by improper installation, corrosion or structural fatigue. Applying fittings to wire via cold-rolled swage, mechanical (Norseman type) fittings, and the nicropress swage will be practiced. Installation of roller furling systems will be covered. Classroom instruction and tasks performed will be in accordance with applicable American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standards and industry best practices.

60 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MARR 154, the student will be able to:

  • Survey a sailboat's rig from mast step to masthead
  • Attach fittings to spars with rivets, machine screws, bolts, and necessary compression tubes
  • Attach fittings onto wire rope with a hydraulic swaging machine, nicro-press, and mechanical fittings (Norsemen)
  • Rig necessary lines to safely go aloft for rig inspection in a boatswain's chair
  • Install and rig a roller furling system
  • Replace the running and standing rigging
  • Practice tuning of standing rigging

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