Corsair standing rigging

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avalon
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Corsair standing rigging

Post by avalon » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:44 pm

Hi Folks.
First time poster here and enjoying my new to me Corsair mk2.
Just wondering if anyone has recommendations for replacement standing rigging and perhaps ideas of costs.

Chris.

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Re: Corsair standing rigging

Post by mikebuggy » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:51 pm

Where are you based? Most competent riggers should be able to give you a no obligations quote.
If you're in the Solent area, XW rigging are the Westerly specialists and have all the measurements and bits to hand.
It is possible with this rig to do the replacement in 2 bites.
All 4 main long wires in one hit.
The 2 intermediates in one hit.
The 3 lowers in one hit.
Most riggers though will often prefer you to do the 1st 6 wires all together though.
You will save money if you can disassemble and reassemble your furling forestay system yourself...but you will need some practical skills and tools and also your Furler instructions to do this.
If the mast is down you can also save by stripping down the mast yourself.
You will need the Selden/Kemp guidance (which you can download) on how to set up and adjust your spreaders correctly on the wires. You may also need to replace or service the spreader-end clamps.
You should look very closely at your aft lower deck U-bolts. These 'wear-out', and can break, due to flexing at the neck just below the deck plate. I always recommend changing these if they are > 15 years old. They need to be rebedded with a good sealant. Use new nuts also. They are non-standard and are manufactured with the correct cranked in angle. They are made in Fareham (ask Trafalgar Yachts...or if you're stuck I can source them)

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Re: Corsair standing rigging

Post by avalon » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:25 pm

Thanks Mike
I am in Northern Ireland
I have no problem dressing a mast and setting up the rigging, I will be unstepping in a few weeks.
I was just wondering if there was anyone with actual costs for the rigging wires.
there is a good local guy but not really anyone else to compare prices with.
I will contact XW.
Many thanks.

Chris.

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Re: Corsair standing rigging

Post by Wolfgang » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:46 am

About 3 years ago the mast of my Oceanranger was unstepped and I changed forestay and backstay. Backstay including tensioner from Selden and isolators from Sta-Lok. I guess all in all about €2.000,-.
This spring I changed all shrouds and the babystay. Shroud terminals like the one below

http://www.stalok.com/images/product/large/045_1_.jpg

And bronze turnbuckles with toggle and swage.

http://www.stalok.com/images/Product/medium/B24.jpg

I was very pleased with the quality of the fittings and the work. All 6 shrouds and the babystay for about €1.800,- Maybe you can get it a bit cheaper in the UK.
Wolfgang - s/v Adventure Galley, OR2

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