Originally Posted by mitiempo
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.
No - corrected it to "does not replace standing rigging with the mast up."
Just to clarify.
We are talking about replacing all the wires.
He has got access to mast crane at his workshop.
The total time used is less by taking the mast down, and inspecting the mast is easier when down.