Good comments here and I learned much...thx to all.
Turns out the $11k quote I referenced for new rigging also included new sails
- my bad.
I learned through my life that anything mission-critical to safety
and operation is better left to the professionals - so I will not be re-rigging myself. However, it does seem to save about half the cost.
There were other issues in the survey
, including hoses from the heads, Saildrive
gaskets and some A/C issues, as well as a bad fridge drawer and some hairline cracks at some corners...all maint issues. So negotiations are proceeding with new rigging in the mix.
BTW my insurance
broker was fine with the rigging and not concerned with the age...kust inspection