The standing rigging was all inspected and looks ok. Pulling the stick was a proposed solution which simply offered access to other checks repairs
and I am seriously considering it .. It doesn't seem that expensive all up .. I was also contemplating new dyneema
shrouds to replace the stainless wire. Apparently the softer rigging gives a better boat motion as the rigging tensions differently ?
The Forestay was replaced about 5 years ago and is apparently in GC.
My big issue at present is the sheaves tho .. I can't hoist the main as its lost
its round and doesn't like turning . It's original was gone as well and has already been swapped for the topping lift
sheave so no easy solution there
Btw .. I'm still working on the owners manual pics .. Had to go back to work in PNG
Am heading off to indonesia
later in the year
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