Yacht Rigging

We can help you with many issues you may have with your boat. Below is a list of services we offer regularly. We may also be able to help you with other rigging related jobs not listed. Please contact us for any further information you may require.

Services Provided

While we mainly stock ropes for marine applications we are able to source many others on request. If we are unable to help with your particular project, we will be able to recommend you to someone reliable you can.

  • Complete splicing and swaging service for rope and wire
  • Head Sail Furling Systems including powered
  • Electrical component installation and repair including navigation lights, television aerials and radio antennas
  • Main Sail furling systems including powered
  • Batten car systems, supply, install and repair
  • Boom brake systems, make gybing easier and safer
  • Fabrication of small custom parts from stainless steel and alloy
  • Spinnaker Poles, Whisker Poles and Jockey poles
  • Upgrading deck hardware
  • Design of deck layout systems, sheeting, control lines blocks and tracks (that work!)
  • Jack lines, including strong points for attachment
  • Mast fitting and removal for service or transport
  • Rigging inspections for safety, pre-purchase or insurance purposes
  • Lazy jack systems design and install
  • Leatherwork, chafe guards, spreader boots and other items
  • Painting of spars and accessories
  • Custom mooring lines for both power and sailboats
  • Performance enhancements whether you want to cruise or race faster and more efficiently
  • Boom vang systems including struts and tackle
  • Winch installation, servicing and supply
  • Rope Clutch supply installation and service

Re-Rigging and Refurbishment

The time has come, your rigging is past its use-by date and things are just not looking as shiny as they were. There are several ways this can be rectified each with their pros and cons but all able to achieve a result that suits you.

Basic Re-Rig:
All wires and rigging fittings are replaced, attachment points and fittings that remain part of the mast and boat itself are inspected thoroughly and repaired or replaced as necessary. This allows you to have a structurally sound mast and rigging that will give you another period of appropriate service life.

It is usually easier to accomplish this with the mast removed from the boat however in some instances it can be done with the mast in the boat over just one day.

Re- Rig:
The mast is removed from the boat all standing rigging is removed as well as running rigging. Much like a basic re-rig all wires and fittings are removed and replaced. Additional items for replacement include sheaves, any fastenings that may be compromised with age. All electrical components are removed and repaired or replaced as necessary.

Approaching your re-rig this way should ensure a fully functional rig for its next period of service life. Compromises are not made on anything that is structural, moves or involves electricity.

This is a very practical option as it allows everything to function trouble-free without getting carried away with things like worn rope or faded paintwork.

Refurbishment:
A complete refurbishment of your existing mast will make it look and function as if it were new.

The mast is removed and stripped down to a blank section, it can then be sandblasted or prepared for painting. This allows any corrosion to be removed making sure no further compromise is made. Once the components are painted they can be reassembled in an as-new state, new fastenings are used where possible.

All sheaves are replaced as well as halyards if necessary and electrical components replaced. New standing rigging is fitted and the mast is installed as new.

We appreciate every project taken on will be different, take this as a guide as to how your re-rig can be undertaken. Ideally, a happy medium can be found balancing your budget with the result achieved. Please contact us for more information we’d be more than happy to discuss options with you.

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