The concept of rigging has several uses. In
its broadest sense, it refers to the set of elements that are needed to
perform some tasks. For example: "The firefighters had to use a
rig to rescue the horse that had fallen into the well", "My father
built a rig to paint the roof more easily", "The boat was refloated
with the help of a complex rig".
the rigging idea may refer to a hoist. This
term, which comes from the Latin word polyspaston, refers to the
machine that is made up of a system that combines mobile and fixed
pulleys. The rig can thus be used to move very heavy objects by using
a rope that drives the pulleys.
In the field of fishing, the series of tools and devices
used in the activity is called rigging. The rod, line, weights and hooks, in
this framework, are part of the fishing tackle.
The nautical rig, on the other hand, is made up of the
sails, masts, rigging and rods of a boat. Thanks to the rigging, the boat can be
propelled using the force of the wind.
It is established that the origin of the nautical rig is already in Ancient
Egypt. However, over time it evolved. In this way, for example, a long list of
masts such as the ratchet, mizzen, contramesana or bowsprit, among others, began
to be shaped.
In the same way, we cannot ignore that there is a great variety of
gear. Specifically, among the most significant we can highlight the royal or
star, the head, the comb, the cat, the toner rig, the crab, the fan, the
In the field of construction, finally, it is known as
rigging in the way of organizing and joining the different materials used
in a work. You can choose, in the case of stone rigs,
between an irregular rig or a regular rig (which
can be small, medium or large). There are also brick rigs,
which can be rope rigging, tambourine rigging, and
The sardinel, the rope and blight, the American, the herringbone or flamenco
with other types of rigging that are used within the field of construction.
In the same way, we cannot forget the existence of a profession: that of
rigger. This becomes the certified technician who, under the instructions and
orders of an architect, is in charge of executing various jobs that are related
to the construction of buildings. In Spain, it is usual for town councils to
have a rigger who, among other things, is the one who takes the lead in putting
up various important constructions for the municipality in question.
Exactly it is established that this professional can direct a work, carry out
the project of a work, legalize the direction of material execution, the project
of legalization of works or the direction of material execution of the work.