Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-04-2014, 23:55   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Home port is San Diego, California but currently cruising the East Coast of the USA.
Boat: Contest 48
Posts: 636
Images: 1
Rerigging Problems

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.
__________________

__________________
nhschneider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2014, 01:57   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
delmarrey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Now in Blaine, WA
Boat: Modified Choate 40
Posts: 10,702
Images: 122
Re: Rerigging Problems

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhschneider View Post
For the life of me, I cannot find a freight forwarder who can ship a 6'x6'x1' crate to Thailand.
Maybe they're afraid you'll be shipping a human body inside.

Have you considered ordering from OZ (Australia).
__________________

__________________
Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend, but the Kisses of the Enemy are Deceitful! ........
A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves!

Unprepared boaters, end up as floatsum!.......
delmarrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2014, 03:51   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Caribbean
Boat: Oyster 66
Posts: 973
Re: Rerigging Problems

Try Peters and May or Sevenstar and others yacht shipping specialists. They ship funny shaped packages around the world as well as whole boats.

If you can wait and do a part container shipment it should be easy for anyone.

I am in the same process of planning a re-rig. Dyform looks like a reasonable option and I like the way you don't need to cold head it. If it fits the Reckmann it may be the easiest replacement.
__________________
poiu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2014, 06:55   #4
Registered User
 
stillbuilding's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hong Kong
Boat: Custom Freya 20m
Posts: 961
Re: Rerigging Problems

Doing a part container would be cheapest. Could get it to Singapore easily but there to Phuket may need you to collect it yourself or organise local trans-shipment. Singapore is expensive so collect it quickly or preferably load onto your own boat and get out of there fast. I shipped from Houston but west coast might be easier.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
stillbuilding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2014, 07:02   #5
Registered User
 
stillbuilding's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hong Kong
Boat: Custom Freya 20m
Posts: 961
Re: Rerigging Problems

From where is the new rigging originating?


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
stillbuilding is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rerigging, rigging

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rerigging costs 45 foot mono stevensuf Monohull Sailboats 12 23-03-2011 21:08
Rerigging a Maica chris_maica Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 0 20-05-2009 03:29
Rerigging, old wire or new. skipmac Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 12 27-03-2009 11:00
Rigging wire sizes, same or change when rerigging ??? ribbony Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 10 12-12-2008 21:40
repatriation problems sealevel101 The Sailor's Confessional 1 14-08-2003 02:28



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:54.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.