Originally Posted by ConradG
have those mast
monkeys check the others when they're up there if the hight thing bothers you. SS? swedge fittings? yellowish discoloration? When one goes, might be time to replace the others also...?
4 strands 1 cm (1/2 inch) up inside the top swage had previously been brocken because we could see the rust on their broken surfaces. The rigger said I would not have been able to see there was a problem by a normal instection.
We cheacked everything else and 2 lower shrouds have 1 strand each broken so they have been replaced.
Yes, you're right that all should be done now (as soon as finances are refreshed)
Cost was $720 for the forestay, $300 each for the shrouds... I thought that was OK.
Yes, I'll put in the extra halyards as I need to replace all the running rigging
over the next year.
I am still at the riggers dock
till monday as when they were tuning the rig late today they found the inner forestay frozen. So I am doing the penetrating oil
till monday when they will rip it out and lathe it off...
Its all OK, I would just have liked to have done the whole job at a moment of my choosing. But when the hell do we get that option???! LOL
I am still stuff if I know how those that think they can cruise
on $500 per month can just pluck 3 extra months budget
outta their bums for these type of unexpected repairs
I so need a clear water
bay to swim and relax...