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.
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.
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.
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.