Used rigging

Rigging components, external fittings and Sails
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awudrich
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Used rigging

Post by awudrich » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:45 pm

Hi, has anyone gone the route of getting a mast, boom, etc off another boat and rigged it on their cat? I can see the potential for some savings there, maybe? pitfalls? :?

44c
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Used rigging

Post by 44c » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:41 am

A friend put a used rig on his Oram Mango, and it turned out very well. Was probably a much bigger (thicker) section than that boat needed, but saved him a fair bit of money, and the boat sails brilliantly.



You'd be advised to get an expert opinion on it though, and if the wire is more than a few years old, you'd probably be best off replacing it.



Building a new rig for yourself is also a pretty cost effective option. The actual mast, boom and spreader section is quite cheap. It's all the fabrication work that makes rigs so expensive.



I'll post some pics of mine if it ever stops raining....

awudrich
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Used rigging

Post by awudrich » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:10 am

did the rig come off a keel boat? did he just match the cross section off his recommended set up off the plans?

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Used rigging

Post by 44c » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:40 pm

I'm pretty sure it was originally a cat rig. The section was at least two sizes bigger than the plans would have specified.

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