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Re: Polishing pulpit and standing rigging

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.....I cracked and peele them off and will work on the shrouds tomorrow. They have a bit of hmm.. Green fuzz in them tht I will have to brush out......
I'm assuming that is mold from the description. Are these twisted wire shrouds or straight metal bars? Shrouds are usually wire and I can't imagine how you would get the flitz back out of all the grooves.

The Spotless Stainless product mentioned above is good for removing light corrosion on stainless steal. However, if your standing rigging has corrosion, cleaning it off isn't really the fix.
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Re: Polishing pulpit and standing rigging

My Pearson also had those covers. They are a terrible idea, don't put them back on. That is what let the mold grow in there.

I found that the mold/moss came off with a bristle brush and water. That let me inspect the standing rigging and see that it is in good (it's since been inspected by a rigger who also gave it the all clear). Had those covers been on longer it's likely that corrosion would have started.

The standing rigging itself for a 22-25' boat is around $400-500. On a boat this size you can likely drop the mast without the help of a crane. You'd want 2 or 3 people though, and at least one of them should be handy. I dropped the mast on my Catalina 25 about a year ago and it went pretty smoothly and allowed me to carefully inspect the rigging, replace masthead equipment, and check on the integrity of the mast step.
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