Originally Posted by knuterikt
My rigger (who made the new wires when I replaced my rigging), does not replace standing rigging with the mast down.
Did you mean this?
If you are comfortable in a chair or harness it is not hard to do from aloft. After loosening remove opposites in pairs for replacement. I watched a rigger (a pro admittedly) replace an entire rig on a Westsail 32 at the dock, including removing the spreaders for inspection, with a swaging machine on the dock. He had to answer my questions at the same time as well.