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Ron Hill

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Re: Replacing standing rigging
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2021, 01:22:49 PM »

Cliff : You do NOT need to take down the mast to replace all of the standing rigging.

Now if you want to sand the mast and do other things take the mast down, but to just change the rigging NO you can do that in the water with the mast up!!

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Re: Replacing standing rigging
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2021, 02:50:40 PM »

If you want to change the masthead sheaves or remove the masthead “sheave box” that would be very tricky with the mast up if you were on a halyard. Any thoughts on that?
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Re: Replacing standing rigging
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2021, 03:01:35 PM »

Noah : Unless your Bosuns chair are attached to a "sky hook", you'll need to remove the mast to change out the sheaves and or remove the mast cap.

I did all that (BB sheaves) and and ran a TV wire for my Hinkley TV Antenna while the mast was down.  (Mainsheet Tech Note article)

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Re: Replacing standing rigging
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2021, 03:59:42 PM »

Yep. Done all of that 6 years ago. Now I MAY have to install a longer spinnaker crane which involves taking the cap off. I am having issues with limited clearance for my top down spinnaker.  I was thinking a crane at the yard in a bosuns chair. Also, one rigger said he could go up on a halyard, tie off “somewhere else” up there, then disconnect himself, still sitting in the chair, and remove mast cap assembly to switch out the spinnaker crane—which is through-bolted to the cap. Hopefully I can sort this issue out without having to install a new spinnaker crane.
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Re: Replacing standing rigging
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2021, 06:40:10 PM »

Not sure how your rigger could tell “it was 1987 original rigging”??? Carbon dating?? :abd: But if if looks bad, or has had over 10+ years of heavy use, or you don’t know its history on an older new-to-you boat… change it.
Apparently there is an identifying mark on some part of the rigging, I don't remember which, the manufacturers started using sometime in the early 90's. Prior to that there was no mark. Ours had no mark confirming my suspicion it was original rigging. 
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Re: Replacing standing rigging
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 08:16:41 AM »

New England Yacht Rigging (East Greenwich, RI) has now completed all the standing rigging and installed all six shrouds and the headstay and split backstay on the mast, which is still on the hard.  The mast should be re-stepped early next week, with everything tuned thereafter (viz. mast centered, all standing rigging tensioned, insuring the mast is straight, and also positioning Pleiades solar panel high on the split backstay). 

In addition to doing all of this they also: (1) replaced a surprisingly worn vertical gooseneck bolt (31 years of tacks and gybes), (2) removed the old, bent Windex (evidently a gull sat on it) and installed a new one, (3) installed new rubber spreader tip "booties", and (4) removed the evidently 31 year old main halyard masthead sheeve, and replaced it with a brand new ball bearing sheeve.  I did not care about the sheeves for the genoa halyard - since we only use it to tension the genoa halyard in the spring, and release it in the fall, so extra friction there is briefly noted, and we also rarely fly the asymmetric chute anymore.  However, we use the main halyard almost every time we sail, and reduced friction should help with both raising and lowering the mainsail.

Has anyone else replaced their main halyard masthead sheeve with a new ball bearing sheeve?  Did it make much difference when raising the main?

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Re: Replacing standing rigging
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 12:42:11 PM »

Paul : I replaced all 4 sheaves with BB sheaves.  You will note some difference, but the main friction is from the couple of 90 degree turned down below!! 

I lessened some of those angles and got the BB deck turning blocks.  My friend said his main difference was when he mounted a #30 winch on the mast and hoisted his main there!

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