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So did you look up Knothead, the rigger in St. Pete? Or did you use someone else?

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Brad Kadau from Paradise Yacht Service is also good. Make sure that you contact him as far in advance as you can because he is always busy.
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Re: Looking for a rigger in the Tampa Bay area

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Just a quick follow up for anyone who might use this thread as a reference: The Bay Rigging Services guy isn't doing rigging anymore.
Very sorry to revive this thread a year later, but I am looking for the exact same thing. Creedence, which rigger's services did you end up using? Please let me know. Thanks!
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Very sorry to revive this thread a year later, but I am looking for the exact same thing. Creedence, which rigger's services did you end up using? Please let me know. Thanks!
No worries. Knothead is your man. No doubt.

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Re: Looking for a rigger in the Tampa Bay area

Actually, I'm glad you brought this post up. I try to follow up on my posts like this so these threads can be used as reference, but this one fell through the cracks.

I tried going with Knothead, and I'm not sure but I think there may have been some issues (death in the family, etc) that kept them from following up with me beyond an email. I certainly wouldn't avoid using him in the future, I just think his plate may have been too full at the time. Unfortunately, because I was on a schedule, I had to go with someone else.

I ended up going with Sunrise Sails and Rigging in Palmetto: (941) 721-4471

He's not the cheapest, but he is prompt, follows through, and does quality work. If I remember right, it came to about $4000 for the rigging and a new MKIV Harken furler, that's parts, labor and installation. I ended up using him to design and build a mainsail as well.
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Re: Looking for a rigger in the Tampa Bay area

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I ended up going with Sunrise Sails and Rigging in Palmetto: (941) 721-4471

He's not the cheapest, but he is prompt, follows through, and does quality work. If I remember right, it came to about $4000 for the rigging and a new MKIV Harken furler, that's parts, labor and installation. I ended up using him to design and build a mainsail as well.
Thanks for the info, Creedence!
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Re: Looking for a rigger in the Tampa Bay area

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Actually, I'm glad you brought this post up. I try to follow up on my posts like this so these threads can be used as reference, but this one fell through the cracks.

I tried going with Knothead, and I'm not sure but I think there may have been some issues (death in the family, etc) that kept them from following up with me beyond an email. I certainly wouldn't avoid using him in the future, I just think his plate may have been too full at the time. Unfortunately, because I was on a schedule, I had to go with someone else.

I ended up going with Sunrise Sails and Rigging in Palmetto: (941) 721-4471

He's not the cheapest, but he is prompt, follows through, and does quality work. If I remember right, it came to about $4000 for the rigging and a new MKIV Harken furler, that's parts, labor and installation. I ended up using him to design and build a mainsail as well.
Creedence, I really apologize if we didn't follow up with you as we should have. I don't remember our correspondence.
We did have a death in the family recently but that shouldn't have affected anything other than being a little shorthanded in the office.
I'm glad that Jim was able to help you out. He's a good guy and I'm sure that he needed the work as much as we did.
Again, my apologies.

Edit: Creedence, I went back and checked my PMs and I found our conversation. I can only guess that you didn't get my wife's last email where she asked you to contact us when you returned stateside.
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Re: Looking for a rigger in the Tampa Bay area

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Creedence, I really apologize if we didn't follow up with you as we should have. I don't remember our correspondence.
We did have a death in the family recently but that shouldn't have affected anything other than being a little shorthanded in the office.
I'm glad that Jim was able to help you out. He's a good guy and I'm sure that he needed the work as much as we did.
Again, my apologies.

Edit: Creedence, I went back and checked my PMs and I found our conversation. I can only guess that you didn't get my wife's last email where she asked you to contact us when you returned stateside.
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Hey Knothead,

Yeah there is a possibility the spam filters/email gods may have interfered, and unfortunately due to both yard and work schedules, I had to have everything lined up before I got back to the US. Like I said, I would certainly not hesitate to use you in the future or recommend folks go with your services (always eager to support fellow Sailnetters). My particular case was probably a bit more time sensitive than usual.
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