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Old 01-19-2012
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chainplate and rigging col29

Hello, I have a columbia 29 and I think it's about time she gets her rigging changed. The issue is that she has glassed in chainplates. It was fine for the last season but I realized that I don't like it at all as there is no way to inspect them and I have paranoiac tendencies. So I was thinking that I should look into that too.

Has anyone done a modification to move them outboard or glassed in knees for that purpose?

Am I looking at a huge price for that work?

In SF, I mainly sail on a 90% jib and I was actually toying with the idea of adding a club to the jib. So outboard fittings would probably not affect me much in terms of performances. Adding to that is also the fact that the chainplates are already pretty close to the edge. I'm mainly worried about cost (provided that any retained solution would be adequately robust). Would I need to have my spreader changed too?

Finally, any rigger recommended for this type of work on the SF bay? I was thinking of going to KKMI.


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