Originally Posted by NCWDave
Are there qualified riggers and parts available in Southeast Asia to provide full service care and replacement of Navtech rod rigging? Langkawi, PI, Singapore. Is a boat with rod rigging a major problem to service in SEA? Enough of a problem to pass on a nice C&C for instance? TY.
Any rigging material is a problem to service in SEA
There are riggers in Singapore , Phuket , Hong Kong
If you are looking for a butler service expect to pay for it and be disappointed.
Nothing beats educated hands on local project
management by the guy with the credit card.
When rod fails it is most likely at the ball end.
Dye testing (non destructive) will reveal any cracks forming.
The forestay and D1 are the most likely places a crack will form.
Cap shrouds, especially split shrouds are usually OK.
Next common point of failure is the cups the ball ends sit in.
If you want to pursue the purchase
make the contract
conditional on survey and rig report.
Specify dye testing in the contract
Have the rigger confirm if there is enough adjustment in the turnbuckles to allow for re-ending. (do re-ending in pairs - port/starboard both ends.)
Replacing rod (assuming turnbuckles and chain plates OK) is about the same cost as re rigging in wire with new turnbuckles.
My rod is way over 10 years old and my insurer gets a mast
out rig report every two years.
When I added a furler
I replaced the 15 mt forestay with dyform.
The 15 mt rod with tuff luff attached rolls to a 1.2 mt coil.