Westerly Conway 36 new standing rigging

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Westerly Conway 36 new standing rigging

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Hi everyone. I am new to this forum (and to boat ownership) and already benefitting from the wealth of information available here!
I'm trying to budget a refit of a Westerly Conway 36 ketch. Replacing the standing rigging, which is over 14 years old, will probably be the largest expense.
How should I go about assessing the cost of replacing the standing rigging on both masts, material and work?
Are there readily available measurements for the standing rigging?
Are there any websites providing quotes for the wires and fittings (materials only)?
Is there a way to order the material online?
How do I verify the material is of good quality?
Who are the preferred / recommended manufacturers?
The boat is located in Greece.
Thanks very much!
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Re: Westerly Conway 36 new standing rigging

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Welcome to Westerly ownership and this forum.

Yes the rigging is due for replacement and I expect it would be a condition of your insurance. Sorry I cannot help with the measurements, so unless another member has the dimensions, it would probably worth contacting Trafalgar Yacht Services (http://www.westerly-yachts.co.uk/) as they hold lots of records about many designs. Otherwise you will need to measure it yourself. As to cost I would guess about £1500 to £1700 for budgetting for self fitting.

A lot of people use Jimmy Green Marine (https://www.jimmygreen.co.uk/), but they do have promotions if you can wait. My prefered supplier is S3i (https://www.s3i.co.uk/), just make sure you order marine stainless. They both have online pricing, but you need to know exactly what you need.

As your boat is in Greece, you could see if there is a local charter company, if so have a word with the maintenance staff as they may be able to help you, either supply and fit or just help in fitting.

If you buy in the UK you should remember it will cost to get the rigging to Greece.
Roger
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Re: Westerly Conway 36 new standing rigging

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Thanks Roger

What should be the mm wire specifications i'm looking for when using a 1x19, without over rigging?
The main mast wires should be thicker than the mizzen mast i suppose
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Re: Westerly Conway 36 new standing rigging

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My guess would be 6mm for the main mast and 5mm for the mizzen. My Fulmar mast, which is very tall at 48ft or 14.6m above the waterline, has 6mm. The sail area of the Fulmar mainsail is almost identical to the main mast of a ketched rigged Conway.

You may find using swaged ends for the top of the rigging and having it supplied slightly longer than needed. Then cut to length and fit a Sta-lock (https://www.s3i.co.uk/sta-lok-fittings.php) or swageless fittings (https://www.s3i.co.uk/swagelessterminals.php). You will need to know which type of fittings you need at the top of each wire and for the lower ends, so it may have to wait until your next visit. Also remember to use new bottlescrews.
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Re: Westerly Conway 36 new standing rigging

Post by TrafalgarYachts »

Athough we can supply many parts for Westerlys, we refer rigging enquiries to XW Rigging in Gosport as the orignal company was run by the former rigging manager at Westerly. They should know all the specifications.
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Re: Westerly Conway 36 new standing rigging

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Ill second that. Paul Cochrane at XW Rigging should have all the measurements for both standing and running rigging. He will also give you a quote for doing the job if you are anywhere near the Solent area.
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Re: Westerly Conway 36 new standing rigging

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Me too. It was Paul's dad that was i/c rigging at Westerly, and he will have all the measurements. Very helpful and competent chap and really knows what he's talking about. He's just supplied new rigging for my Centaur along with advice on fitting and tuning it, AND he's happy for me to turn up there (Haslar) with the boat for him to make the final adjustments.

He also goes abroad to rig boats, so if you could manage to tack your job onto the end of others in the area he might even be able to do it for you. (I think he went to the Carribbean to do a job not that long ago. Tough work but....)
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