Originally Posted by BigNickMontana
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?
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
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.