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Thank You Stillraining!!!!

Just wanted to thank you publically for the nice gesture Stillraining made towrds a member here....me.

Here is an example of what camaraderie and friendship is here..even though we never met...(I would do the same for him)...he went to his rigger and had a piece made for me, shipped across the US, and I have it in time...and to top it up, he refused a payment..THANK YOU, Sir.

I was in a tight spot, needing a short Dyneema extention for my Assy, and my rigger's not home this week..so I asked if anyone here could help..see here



Thank you once again..Tell the rigger I liked it..

If you ever need something from me, let me know...



THANK YOU AGAIN..

Now, ther line was spliced (tuck) on both ends by his rigger, and this guy did a pretty good job...see,s robust and professional...

His name is:

BRION TOSS
Master rigger
In Port Townsend
phone 360 385 1080

or check his site at:

Brion Toss Yacht Riggers, Sailboat Rigging

Still once I use it, I will take a photo and send it to you..your line proudly flying on my boat

Thank you..and example guys...an example

PS..

Since you did not accept money for it, we will consider this line is yours, and you are lending it to me..

This way you can say you own something that is on my boat, so you actually own a small percentage of my boat...
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Very cool! Membership to the Sailnet forums pays dividends time and again.

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Brion Toss--Extraordinary

Brion is one of the most knowledgeable riggers in the country. He has several books in print--they are incredibly detailed and backed up by the engineering too. Highly recommended. (no he's not my brother-in-law)

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Still, you the man!

I was a little unsure if Alex (er, Giu) was pulling our legs on this one. He certainly sounded urgent and the usual giggles (hehehehe) and outbursts(Bwah-hah-hah) were absent from that post so I should have known it was serious.
Not only did you get him his line from a rigger but from Brion Toss himself. Pretty amazing!
I guess you will be going out on the Giulietta the next time you are over in old Portugal.
Bravo!

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Nice job Stillraining, only the good stuff eh? Brion Toss is probably the best rigger in the country. Guess who's gonna re-rig the sticks on Oh Joy when I'm done stripping and varnishing them, if possible.
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I had Mr. Toss inspect and advise me on the rigging of Oriole when I was Captain. He did an outstanding job. I watched him go over the miles of standing and running rigging from the deck to the top of both masts (102 feet up) with a fine tooth comb. His detailed report and suggestions for future improvements is still being used now, four years later.

I would say he is one of the best riggers of traditionally rigged boats in the world.

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Now, ther line was spliced (tuck) on both ends by his rigger, and this guy did a pretty good job...see,s robust and professional...

His name is:

BRION TOSS
Master rigger
LOL! You mean this "Brion Toss":



I should certainly hope he "did a pretty good job"

Glad somebody was able to help you out, Alex.

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Hey..that's the guy...only the best for my boat...I guess.....

Besides, it should be an honour for him, to make a piece of rig for my boat...not many can brag about that....
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Your welcome...I had fun doing it....Only have one request...Dont let Chuck, "up chuck" on my part of the boat...
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If I give you my old two-bladed fixed prop from my Catalina 27, Can I own part o f your boat also?

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