I am in the process of changing from double spreader fractional to a slightly longer double spreader masthead rig using a secondhand spar, and I am considering using discontinuous rigging
, which uses more bottle screws/terminals but less wire.
As the old stainless is under 5 years old I am going to reuse as much of it as possible.
Does anyone have experience of discontinuous rigging
? In particular I have to fabricate the lower spreader ends which take the terminals for the lower cap shroud
, the upper cap shroud
, and the intermediate stay (which will run from lower spreader tip to upper spreader base.)
re:- wire sizes, I know that one of the reasons for having discontinuous rigging is to be able to use lighter wire in places. I am using 8mm throughout because that is the size of my sta-loks and because I am intending to cruise