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Old 27-02-2018, 20:12   #1
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Cap shroud replacement

I've recently had a rig inspection done on my Lagoon 500 and one of the upper cap shroud eye's is cracked. The rigger said the mast has to be removed to replace the shroud.

Just wondering if anyone has replaced one without removing the mast.

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Old 27-02-2018, 20:57   #2
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Re: Cap shroud replacement

Did he say why?

I replaced my mono’s standing rigging year before last using halyards for stability.
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Old 27-02-2018, 21:17   #3
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Re: Cap shroud replacement

Cap Erict3,

I've just sent the rigger an email asking that question.

I would have thought using the halyards as you did would work.
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Old 27-02-2018, 22:25   #4
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Re: Cap shroud replacement

Perhaps a rice bowl issue?

No specific knowledge of your boat, but I've replaced a number of shrouds and stays with the mast up. They were all keel stepped masts, but I've seen other boats with deck stepped rigs doin' it. With the wide beam of the cat, halyards work better as substitute shrouds, so I expect that it will work ok.

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Re: Cap shroud replacement

We replaced all the through mast bolts that hold all the shroud tangs serially with the mast in.
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Old 28-02-2018, 02:02   #6
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Re: Cap shroud replacement

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I've recently had a rig inspection done on my Lagoon 500 and one of the upper cap shroud eye's is cracked. The rigger said the mast has to be removed to replace the shroud.

Just wondering if anyone has replaced one without removing the mast.

Cheers,

Andy
Lagoon 440 here, I had the forestay and lower shrouds replaced without removing the mast. I see no reason why you cannot do the same for the main shrouds.

Make sure your rigger has the proper terminals, especially the ones up. Same as the original from Sparcraft. I was very disapointed by what the rigger in gran canaria tried to install on my boat...

You may not need to change the tensioners. Those are probably very expensive on your boat.
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Old 28-02-2018, 05:54   #7
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Re: Cap shroud replacement

Thanks all for the feedback.

Jim, boat is located in Hong Kong so we do have quite a few rice bowl issues here..

Photo's attached for reference
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Old 28-02-2018, 06:02   #8
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Hopefully photo's this time..
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Old 28-02-2018, 07:01   #9
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Re: Cap shroud replacement

How old is the rig? At 10 years it may be worth replacing all the rigging. Some insurers require fresh rigging at year 10. It would then be worth taking the mast down. Judging from the photos your entire rig may need a good going over and that is best done on the ground. You don't normally need to be hauled out to do that though.
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Old 28-02-2018, 07:47   #10
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Re: Cap shroud replacement

Boat and rig are 10 years old. 8 of those years were alongside in the marina or local sailing so very little wear and tear.

I'll contact my insurer and see what they say.

Thanks Bean Counter.
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