Did a total rig on my Westsail, boomkin stays, sprit whisker stays, bobstay, fore, aft staysail and cap shrouds, and double lower shrouds in a little over a day. Had never done it before so took it easy installing the Norseman Terminals for the first few. After those could knock out a wire, both ends in less than a 1/2 hour. Way easy to do on the ground. Rerigged current
with the stick standing. A bit more complicated if the stick is in the boat, had to go to the masthead 6 times to straighten out things redoing the headstay with roller reefing. If I was a bit more organized and/or had help could have done it only going to the masthead twice and done the job in less than a day.
Pulling the stick will cost you something less than $500. How long it takes to pull all the wires and reconnect could take a day or longer. Just redid my mast and spent a couple of days installing new conduit, mast steps, running new wires, installing new running/foredeck, spreader, and mast head
combo light, wind
transducer, and VHF antenna
. Would have gone a lot faster if I'd had someone to untangle wires, unsnarl hangups, pull wires, etc. without having to run from one end of the stick to the other constantly.
You can count the number of terminals you need and measure the amount of wire and go to Rigging Only or any rigging company and get the cost of materials. Norseman's are NLA but StaLok and Hayn terminals are very easy to do. Just follow the instructions and you'll get in a groove in no time whipping the wires out in minutes.
Originally Posted by dmksails
Ok, if I was to do this myself, how much time will it normally take - excluding the chainplates. I'm already working on those.