Several years ago I purchased a Mariner 28 (Peter Canning build) as a project boat
which has been on the hard
now for 20 years...yep! Now, it's time to get her back on the water
. So, I'm now focused on preparing the mast
- Schaefer & Spar - to be fully functional before installation
- it's a deck
. I will replace the wiring
for the lights, install a Radar
mount, and add new conduits for e.g., VHF antenna
#1- Question: Does this mast requires a mast heel plug
? If so, is there a universal mast heel plug
available for my Schaefer & Spar, and where can I purchase
#2 - Question: Where can I purchase
wires (0.2" / 5.09mm or 3/16) for the mast?
#3 - Question: Are the stainless steel
wires that are sold
by Home Depot suitable for this application? If so, how would I address the ends, in other words, how should I terminate the end of each cable to correspond with the existing hardware
at the chain plate
and mast head
# 4 - Question: I consider myself to be a proficient DIYer, however, as a noob cruiser, is it wise for me to take on this endeavor of replacing the rigging
wires? Or, should I seek the assistance of a professional rigger?
This is all for now.