We have decided to replace the standing rigging
on our main mast
before we cross the Indian Ocean
. Most of the components are available here in Phuket off the shelf. The one issue for which we have not found a suitable solution to is how to get a new rod headstay and inner forestay here from the USA.
Our Reckmann furlers were designed to be used with rod rigging
and although we've heard its possible to use Dyform in its place, it seems like a less-than-ideal solution. Since the headstay uses -22 rod, the smallest diameter it can be rolled into is 6'. For the life of me, I cannot find a freight forwarder who can ship a 6'x6'x1' crate to Thailand
I will be forever grateful if someone can help.
Fair winds and calm seas.