Originally Posted by Brassmonkeys
This is a 36' sailboat with a 47' mast. I have never touched the standing rigging before and I am sure it would need replacing to make the insurance
I would honestly like to drop the mast for a thorough inspection
anyway. Is replacing the standing rigging a job that one person should try and tackle?
Normally yes, but depends on how handy you are. Once the mast is down, could measure or take them to a rigger to have them make exact replacements
. Then its just a matter of re-installing them before you put the mast up again.
If you are handier, you could buy Hayn Hi-mods (or similar) and appropriately sized wire to make your own. Found in our refit
that the one time cost of the re-usable Hi-mods was approx. equivalent (or less) to the swage and labor cost for each end fitting. These were better than waiting for a rigger that was backed up and couldn't get to our job for awhile. Also these fitting don't crack/fail like one can find on the sleeves of swage terminals. If you are going to keep your boat
for a long time and replace the standing again, then it it would be another plus for the Hi-mods.