I'm pondering a major rig rebuild
this winter. Pearson
Triton. Via the rigger, all the standing rigging
is old and suspect. Turnbuckles appear to be original. I'm thinking of changing from a fractional rig to a masthead while I'm at it, and double spreaders. The mast
may be shot too, and I'm wondering about replacing it regardless with something a bit more stout.
is: as cheap
as possible while still making a bullet proof rig. I'd like to be able to go anywhere and not worry about the rig. I'd like to do as much work as possible myself and think I can. Looking around for a used mast
of slightly larger section. I'd like to find something good and then have someone weld on a stout masthead fitting.
I'm reading Brion Toss and I've been wondering about splicing (Liverpool?) vs swaging terminals. Swaging seems like the obvious choice for ease, but splicing would be significantly cheaper and would be something that I could repair and inspect easily without having to worry about finding fittings if I was somewhere remote
Anyway, I'm interested in your thoughts about spliced rigging