Thomas Wentworth wrote:
>> Stay informed about: New Rigging .. where do I go to get it ???
> A boat I am interested in will need new rigging. Forestay, backstay,
> shrouds, and the hardware that goes with the wire. Turnbuckles, etc.
It sounds to me like you need an experienced rigger, nothing to fool
around with if you are not experienced. You could lose your mast and
worse, injure someone. If you entire boat needs new rigging, you have
to understand tuning etc. If you want to just replace pieces at a time,
take them down and mail to JSI, they will replicate exactly, no
problem. Then have a rigger tune.
> What process should I follow to replace the rigging? What supplier is the
> best to deal with? What measurements etc do I need to know?
> Is this a big job? From my reading, it doesn't seem to be. Mostly just get
> the new and throw away the old. Am I missing something?
> Also,,, life line? I will need new lifeline. Can I get this at the same
> Life lines are the same procedure, take the old off, take to West Marine or mail in, replicate them exactly.
> Other equipment I am interested in and really don't know where to get;
>Sounds to me like you need to spend some time on your boat, in boatyards, marinas and a lot of time reading and talking with some real sailors!
> A wind generator that attaches to the forward halyard. I've seen on in a
> picture. My guess is it is a portable device that you put up when anchored.
> I suppose you run a wire into the hatch or something. Any thoughts?
I have an air marine, great!
> Also,,, an anchor windlass. One of the crank kind, not electric. Where
> and who has this?
Lots of used around, try Sailorman in Ft.Lauderdale, they have a