I'm about to completely replace the standing rigging
on our Westsail 32 and thought I would share some current
cost numbers for those of you that are curious. I know people are always asking "what does it cost...?"
Our boat is cutter
rigged and has a single
backstay. We have two bobstays and four boomkin stays. I will only be replacing the primary bobstay and one set of the boomkin stays since the extras are just there for backups.
Since we have a boomkin, the attachment point for it is a critical rig piece and I'll be replacing it along with the entire bowsprit
. I'll also be replacing all of the turnbuckles on the boat.
Basically the only thing I plan on keeping/reusing are the sta-lok eyes on the ends of all the wire ropes and I'll also keep using the current mast
tangs which appear to be in good condition.
So far its looking like this (roughly):
$165 3/8" 1x19 wire (bobstay)
$1495 5/16" 1x19 wire (shrouds/stays/boomkin wires)
$135 1/4" 1x19 wire (whisker stays)
$300 30 x sta lok replacement cones
$770 11 x 1/2" turnbuckles (for 5/16" wires)
$80 2 x 3/8" turnbuckles (whiskers stays)
$110 1 x 5/8" turnbuckle (bobstay)
Chainplates and tangs:
$275 1 x boomkin cross piece
$90 2 x boomkin tangs
$80 2 x whisker tangs
$720 6 x chainplates (external)
$80 1 x stemfitting
$1190 1 x SS box bowsprit replacement
$200 2 x SS sampson post replacements
$90 1 x SS bowsprit angled pad
I also got quotes on going to DynaDux synthetic rigging
but found that it was a lot more money
not because of the cost of the synthetic rig but rather the cost of replacing all of the terminators. They are expensive by themselves, but they also require all the mast
tangs to be replaced to accommodate the extra width.