So here is the follow up to what happened to our shroud
...and another question. The gibb tang where it was inserted into the mast
, cracked and eventually gave way. This was the lower shroud
. We unstepped the mast
and found one other gibb tang showed signs of a crack. The rigger had never came across this type of failure before. By coincidence, I had Gino Morrelli with me, the boat's designer
, and he had never heard of this type of failure. The boat is 6 years old. Basically, there appears to be a defect in the gibb tangs. The rigger notified the manufacturer and the boats designer
was to alert Robertson & Caine.
My question...to unstep & step the mast along with replacing the two lower shrouds, I received a bill from the yard of $8k. I was quoted $12/ft to unstep & step the mast, plus $90/hr for the inspection
of the rig. The shrouds were quoted at $720 each. So, a bit surprised to see the final bill. I was expecting a bill of around $3k to $4k. Can anyone shed some light on what is resonable for this type of work? This is the first time I have had to deal with the mast / rig.