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Old 02-21-2013
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Re: Replacing standing rigging

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Originally Posted by knuterikt View Post
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.
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