Originally Posted by thoreed
Thanks to both of you for your replies. I've now had a few quotes and it seems that the answer is - a lot! About £12,000 + vat for the full standing rigging replacement. Simon - we may see you on the ARC this year, assuming that you are doing the main ARC rather than the ARC+. I would be very grateful if you'd let me pick your brains re: what I've got myself into with this boat...
A lot depends on whether you reuse the Sta Loks or not -- they are generally ok to go longer than the wire.
I rerigged a similar size boat two years ago on the S Coast and initially got a quote like yours. I got it down to about ten grand with VAT eventually, but I don't recommend the riggers I used -- the legendary Spencers in Cowes, who were disappointing in the event. That did not include pulling the mast
or replacing the Sta Lok terminals, but it included all new Dyneema
You probably do not have your mast down very often, so be sure to think through all the things you can do with it down. I would especially recommend replacing VHF antenna
and coax with really good, low loss cable (I used RG213), because this goes off eventually and is almost impossible to replace with the mast up.
I also took the opportunity to run N2K cable to the masthead for a modern wind
instrument (Maretron WSO100) -- another thing which is almost impossible with the mast up, on a boat this size.
Be sure also to get your furlers inspected and serviced.