|New open turnbuckles, spreaders and tips, uppers and lowers.|
Rigging Only produced a complete set of standing rigging in 7 days flat. And that included shipping. No kidding. Service was great. They understood the task at hand and returned to me my original rigging in individual coils of steel with all parts intact. And with that send, a complete set of their new rigging taped to identify the locations of uppers, lowers, fore-stay, aft-stay, etc.
|Looks like a refit feast!|
When it came to the spreaders, the original equipment was no longer in the inventory and also showed problems of disintegration, yes I said disintegration, can you imagine that? So they consulted with me and we took the choice to insert the original spreaders inside the new ones, thus sustaining the fitment at the mast yet providing the new rigging new spreaders. Think of the safety measure they took in this. Under stress the spreaders could fold and wreak unnecessary havoc during an otherwise favorable tack. Thanks!
|So the fit the original spreader inside the new one thus creating a super spreader!|
|Cut to length, and easy color identification for older eyes or landlubbers who set sail with me.|
In the meantime, I ordered stainless steel cotters for all my rigging and a replacement Windex, torn off in the yard by tall trees slapping my rigging during a storm last year. One good thing is getting those points from West Marine! Reduced the cost of that silly thing in half. Windexes are expensive! I've got my eye on that tree now. If I get a hungry woodsman with a chainsaw, I'll have my way with that thing!
|Ok so my latest and greatest attempt for a thorough solution to these little buggers. I think this wire supported tubing is the best for the tight angle between cockpit drains and seacocks.|
|The closeup of the pig tail snaplink on the aftstay.|