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Unmatched Combination of Hardware Selection and Product Knowledge

About Us


Rigworks is a full-service rigging shop conveniently located in the sailing mecca of Shelter Island in San Diego, CA.  Since 1992, we have provided clients in San Diego with a wide variety of professional rigging services at one location. Whatever the project at hand, big or small, our crew will carefully oversee your project as our own.

Running Rigging

Rigworks’ selection of cordage is unmatched anywhere on the West Coast. With literally miles of line in stock, and the ability to special order spools of many varieties of colors and constructions, we’re sure to have the right line for your needs. Our skilled splicers are here to splice, taper, or pull test your running rigging to suit the needs of your vessel.

Sail Handling Systems

At Rigworks, we are devoted to getting you setup with your perfect system. One that works right the first time, every time. Whether you are singlehanded sailing, setting up to race with a full crew, or preparing your boat to go cruising, we can help customize your vessel for your optimal setup. With a long list of high quality brands from the best manufacturers in the industry, we can provide you with complete sail handling systems, as well as individual repair parts.

Winch Service & Installation

Considering an upgrade to electric or hydraulic winches?  Or maybe it’s time to clean and lubricate your existing winches to keep them spinning smoothly. We proudly sell and service winches from Harken, Lewmar, Anderson, Pontos and more. We can also help you procure those hard to find replacement parts.

Standing Rigging Inspections and Replacement

When is the last time you had your standing rigging inspected? Moving and need your boat decommissioned to be shipped out of town? Whether you own a traditional sailboat, offshore cruiser, club racer, high-tech dinghy or grand prix racer, Rigworks is ready to help by inspecting, servicing, or replacing your standing rigging setup. We also decommission and commission boats. With quality parts, quick and efficient service and a knowledgeable crew, sailors and boat captains around the world turn to Rigworks for their rigging needs.

Hydraulics Systems Installations and Rebuilds

As one of the top certified Navtec hydraulics repair facility in the United States, Rigworks has the expertise to spec, install and service your hydraulic systems. Whether simple backstay adjusters, standard cylinders, hydraulic panels, or position indicating vangs, Rigworks has the experience to get your hydraulics up and running properly, so you can get back to focusing on sailing.


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