Originally Posted by svlamorocha
I need to replace some shrouds and want to measure myself and buy them mail order.
Do you have any good or bad experience with Rigging Only (www.rigging
only.com) or Defender? IS there any other vendor I should consider?
Thanks in advance for the wisdom.
I bought mine last November from Sailing Services out of Miami
Fl. Their web site is Sailing Services - Rigging, Lifelines, Winches, Furling Systems, Supplies, Ropes
. They actually delivered them 5 days ahead of their promised date. They also do roller swaging of their swage fittings rather than compression
which is often what you get from small shops. The price
was reasonable too. They were recommended to me by a local rigger because none of the local guys could swage my 3/8 shrouds. All of the pieces were spot on in their measurements. He said that he would have sent the measurements to them and had them make them anyway. Also he would have taken a Six weeks just to get out to take the measurements because of previous commitments. I had the mast
unstepped and took the measurements myself. I sent them the measurements on Weds and they promised me they would ship by the next Friday and shipping
to NC would take 2 days. So I should expect them the following Monday or Tuesday. They also went over each measurement with me on the phone
to make sure I had measured them correctly. They actually shipped the Friday after I ordered them and Arrived on Tuesday. Seldom I have I experienced such service
in the marine