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Old 10-05-2016, 08:25   #16
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Re: New standing rigging is too short

you could cut a few inches off the bottom of the mast

alternatively with toggles and longer bottle screws,should be easy to make up the missing inches without it looking too odd
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Re: New standing rigging is too short

Sounds the PO walked off with the turnbuckles...not a cheap replacement but at least the standing rigging would be completely new!
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Re: New standing rigging is too short

Just out of curiosity, did you get the old rigging back and check that the supplier didn't make a mistake?
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Chop a foot off the mast?
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:34   #20
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Re: New standing rigging is too short

Have seen twenty five toggles used to make a short shroud fit. The bronze toggles are actually stronger than almost any wire you will use. Plus they do allow the standing rigging more flexibility and thus reduce stress corrosion.
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Re: New standing rigging is too short

Have the job done right. Don't Mickey Mouse it.
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Have the job done right. Don't Mickey Mouse it.
This is right, but I hate to say it, knowing it is a chunk of change. But you have done such beautiful work already, it should all be right.
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Re: New standing rigging is too short

Cut a few inches off the bottom of the mast.

What is it they taught us back in wood shop....oh yea...measure twice, cut once!
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Re: New standing rigging is too short

Second the idea of adding chain, works well. I may be the the rigging was measured under tension and with the boat afloat, this can make a surprising difference especially if the PO had the rig too tight
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Re: New standing rigging is too short

I had the 'short new rigging' problem as well. I gave the original rigging to the company as templates. All the new stays and shrouds were short.

The explanation was simple.

An apprentice had cut off the top swages to remove the fittings and then measured the new wires against the old without the top swages.

The answer was another set of new rigging to the correct size.
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Re: New standing rigging is too short

This is fairly common. It is an easy fix with some short chain lengths and shackles.

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This is fairly common. It is an easy fix with some short chain lengths and shackles...
Bull. This is messed up.
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This is fairly common. It is an easy fix with some short chain lengths and sh]ackles...

Bull. This is messed up.]


thanks terranova, love an intelligent and well argued case.
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Bull. This is messed up.
Right but he may not be sailing around the world just across the local pond or lake.

And he's at 27 N lat.
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Bull. This is messed up.
I would love to see your reaction to Bernard Motessiers boats
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