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Re: riggers in Salem, Mass
I used NE Rigging last year to replace my rigging. While I would recommend them, I wish they did a better job with my furler and head stay measurements, too long. The headstay fits, but I don't have much adjust room. If you are seriously going to replace everything, see if they can measure the actual rig dimensions and not jus the individual pieces.
Also be very clear about what is included in your price. The gave me a quote of $X for pulling the mast, making the rig, and then reinstalling rig to the boat. I took everything off the mast (shrouds and spreaders) and reinstalled. In the conversation re: quote, it was implied that a final rig tune, once the boat was back in the water and the rig was seated would be done by them. I was shocked that I got a bill for the final rig tune >$300 (Time and travel) I called them on it and it has been sitting in limbo now for almost 8 months. This is when I found out that they maxed out the adjustment for the headstay to get it tight. A couple of other minor things, such as the halyards on the wrong side of the spreader at the top, which I fixed, but they did a decent job overall and were timely.
We have Swage top and bottom. I debated with the mechanicals on the bottom and they talked me out/into Swage. My rig is over designed for the size boat I have (Pearson 10M).
jvlassak - I think I am in your winter yard now. (Danversport Marina) If you want to look at my rig, let me know.
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Last edited by DrB; 04-15-2014 at 01:23 PM.