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Old 03-04-2021, 10:40   #1
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47' Mast DIY Standing Rigging replacement

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 company happy.

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?
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Old 03-04-2021, 12:09   #2
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Re: 47' Mast DIY Standing Rigging replacement

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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 company happy.

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.
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Old 11-04-2021, 22:01   #3
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Re: 47' Mast DIY Standing Rigging replacement

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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 company happy.

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?
Very simple. You can get the parts and put it all together yourself if you use Stay-loks. Watch a Youtube video and your an instant expert. Seriously.

Or you can just order the rig complete and put it on the mast.
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Re: 47' Mast DIY Standing Rigging replacement

if you are doing this for insurance purposes, before doing it yourself check whether your insurance co will accept such

probably need at least a recognised rigger to check all afterwards, but can youn find a rigger willing to do this ?

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