Yacht Rigging

Rope Solutions are industry specialists in yacht rigging. We swage all wires in-house and stock a full range of leading brands of stainless steel wire and fittings.

We can help you with many issues you may have with your boat. Below is a list of yacht rigging services we offer regularly.

Please contact us for any further information you may require.

Services Provided

  • Complete swaging services
  • Complete splicing services
  • Head sail furling systems 
  • Electrical component installation and repair 
  • Main sail furling systems
  • 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 servicing and supply
  • Rope clutch supply 

Re-Rigging and Refurbishment

Rope Solutions Rigging Services prides itself on offering a broad range of Yacht Rigging services. Maintenance on all parts of the mast needs to be performed to prevent failures and keep the mast in tip-top shape. There are several ways in which this can be rectified – each with its 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 in just one day.

Re- Rig:

The mast is removed from the boat and all standing rigging, as well as running rigging, is removed. Much like a basic re-rig, all wires and fittings are removed and replaced. Additional items for replacement include sheaves and 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 issues 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, ensuring 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 are replaced. New standing rigging is fitted and the mast is installed as new.

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

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