Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-04-2016, 17:53   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Boat: 66' Spencer 42' Sloop
Posts: 382
New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

I am looking at buying a boat in Seattle, really like the boat but it has a wooden mast that is fairly old.

Seeing as how I am wanting to do a lot of water sailing">blue water sailing I want to replace the mast rigging and sails before I go.

Can anyone recommend who I would want to talk to about replacing all of the Rig in the Seattle area?
__________________

__________________
BigNickMontana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 18:17   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Olympia, WA
Boat: Ingrid 38
Posts: 28
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

In Port Townsend, you could have Port Townsend Rigging or Brion Toss do the rigging. If your wooden masts need to be rebuilt or repaired, Steve Chapin at Point Hudson Boat Shop is a great wooden spar guy.
__________________

__________________
babaluey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 18:56   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
roverhi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kona, Hawaii, Carlsbad, CA
Boat: 1969 Pearson 35 #108 & 1976 Sabre 28
Posts: 6,006
Send a message via Yahoo to roverhi
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

There is no reason that the wooden mast will not work for you as long as it is good condition. Rot and delimitation can cause problems but both are repairable, within reason. Biggest negative to a wood stick is maintenance. Varnish will require regular sanding and a new coat. Paint is more durable/less maintenance but can hide problems. The most justifiable reason for going with an aluminum stick is weight though glued up spruce masts can be pretty light.

If the mast is in good shape I'd stick with it. A new aluminum mast will probably cost more than $10,000 though you could get lucky and find a used aluminum one in good condition. Know I can get a Carbon stick replacement for my 40' mast for only $20,000. Are you getting the boat cheaply enough that it makes economic sense to replace the stick. Nearly bought a Bristol 39 with new Hasse sails and aluminum mast a few years back. Owner was asking $38,000 which he said was the cost of the sails, mast and rigging. He was throwing the boat in for free.
__________________
Peter O.
'Ae'a Pearson 35
roverhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 19:09   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Olympia, WA
Boat: Ingrid 38
Posts: 28
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

Before you do anything to the rig you should have a rig inspection done by a professional who is knowledgeable about wooden spars. Just because the mast is old does not mean it needs replacing, if it has been maintained well. A rig survey will tell you. Even if you can readily see delamination or rot, the surveyor should be able to tell you whether it is repairable.
__________________
babaluey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 19:10   #5
Marine service provider
 
newhaul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: puget sound washington
Boat: 1968 Islander bahama 24 hull 182, 1963 columbia 29 defender. hull # 60
Posts: 4,057
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

The mast'and'rigging are in top condition the sails are almost new the storm jib and the storm tri have never been deployed except to verify the fit.
__________________
Non illigitamus carborundum
newhaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 19:16   #6
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Orleans
Boat: We have a problem... A serious addiction issue.
Posts: 3,940
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

Cal Brionn Toss, he is probably the best rigger in the US and is local to you. He also has experience with wooden masts and can tell you if what you have is in good shape. Assuming it passes his inspection you don't need to do anything but recounting maintenance. If he tells you it's toast, then I am sure he can help you find a new mast as well.
__________________
Greg

- If animals weren't meant to be eaten then they wouldn't be made of food.
Stumble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 20:51   #7
Registered User
 
ryon's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 588
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

Did anyone mention Port Townsend?

__________________
ryon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 21:23   #8
Marine service provider
 
newhaul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: puget sound washington
Boat: 1968 Islander bahama 24 hull 182, 1963 columbia 29 defender. hull # 60
Posts: 4,057
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryon View Post
Did anyone mention Port Townsend?

Nope nobody mentioned' Brian either lol
__________________
Non illigitamus carborundum
newhaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 08:23   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Moored in Anacortes, Wa
Boat: Rawson 30PH
Posts: 49
Send a message via Skype™ to Captain Puget
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

I have had excellent experience with Northwest Rigging - based in Anacortes, but work all over the sound (including Seattle). Andy is the owner.
__________________
Captain Puget is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 09:01   #10
Senior Cruiser
 
northwestsailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kenai, AK
Boat: Meta Dalu 47
Posts: 277
Images: 10
Send a message via AIM to northwestsailor Send a message via Skype™ to northwestsailor
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

It's Brion and his the best and a great guy too. He loves to teach as well as get the job done and is certainly no more expensive than the rest of the them.
__________________
Victor Raymond
S/V Rajah Laut
1988 Meta Dalu 47

completion by Peter Smith
northwestsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 09:04   #11
Senior Cruiser
 
northwestsailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kenai, AK
Boat: Meta Dalu 47
Posts: 277
Images: 10
Send a message via AIM to northwestsailor Send a message via Skype™ to northwestsailor
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

And did I mention he has a great sense of humor?
__________________
Victor Raymond
S/V Rajah Laut
1988 Meta Dalu 47

completion by Peter Smith
northwestsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 10:04   #12
Registered User
 
wrwakefield's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wrangell Island, Alaska
Boat: Nauticat 43
Posts: 865
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigNickMontana View Post
I am looking at buying a boat in Seattle, really like the boat but it has a wooden mast that is fairly old.

Seeing as how I am wanting to do a lot of blue water sailing I want to replace the mast rigging and sails before I go.

Can anyone recommend who I would want to talk to about replacing all of the Rig in the Seattle area?
Hey Nick,

As several others have mentioned, Port Townsend is a one stop shop for you.

We did the same 2 years ago when we bought our current boat.

Brion Toss did the pre-purchase rigging inspection, and subsequent tuning.

His shop is right next Carol Hasse's sail loft Port Townsend Sails. Have them inspect your sails, and reinforce/repair anything that needs it. If you are planning on a new set of sails in the next few years, you could also have Carol measure your boat so when the time comes all you have to do it place the order a year in advance of arrival.

We are very glad we did as described above. And you won't meet better people to do business with. They are competitive despite being top in their field world wide.

You will also find any other kind of service you might need there, and it is a really nice community and home of the PNW annual Wooden Boat Festival. [Sept each year]

I recommend contacting the above businesses in advance so you can schedule time. Walk-in during summer season might cause you avoidable delays.

Best wishes with your new vessel!

Consider looking us up should you decide to explore further north.

Cheers!

Bill
__________________
SV Denali Rose

Short on opinions; focused on research, facts & experience [yours and ours...]
wrwakefield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 10:22   #13
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,376
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

Look for a used aluminum mast around all the yards. You could call them all from Tacoma to Belingham.
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 13:56   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 2
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

def recommend Contacting Port Townsend Rigging
__________________
bobanddianna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 13:57   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 2
Re: New mast and Rigging Seattle area?

def. recommend Contacting Port Townsend Rigging
__________________

__________________
bobanddianna is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
mast, rigging, seattle

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
Seattle -> Tofino -> Victoria -> Seattle andrewembassy Pacific & South China Sea 20 18-03-2016 21:09
For Sale: Maptech Charts and Chartbook for Seattle area azsailor12 Classifieds Archive 1 14-01-2015 09:57
Cost of New Mast and Rigging? Sand crab Multihull Sailboats 23 20-12-2014 10:39
For Sale: New Norcold 120vac/12vdc Refrigerator / Freezer - Seattle Area Cheechako Classifieds Archive 0 22-09-2009 16:14
live aboard in seattle area barreldriven Liveaboard's Forum 2 24-08-2008 22:44



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:42.


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.