Rigging inspection, setting and replacement

Why check your rig ?

Performance, reliability and above all safety of the yacht and its crew depend directly on the condition of the mast and rigging. Not well known and difficult to access, it is too often overlooked.

Manufacturers of rigging are unanimous, announcing an average lifespan of 10 years, and recommend a visual inspection once a year and full service (mast out) every 6 to 10 years. After this period, many insurance companies do not cover for the hardware or physical damage.

Alternative Performance Yachting inspects, adjusts or replaces your rigging.

Checking rig furler Dismantling and checking any type of furler Rigging corrosion, level C inspection A 6 years old rigging. The spreader bend is welded by corrosion, level C inspection Cleaning of wires and rigging inspection Cleaning and inspection of wires and strands Rigging setting and replacement Rigging adjustment Checking and setting of rigging rod heads, level C inspection Checking rod heads and fitting, level C inspection Visual check of the mast and rigging, level A and B inspection Visual check of the mast, level A and B inspection

Your boat is over 10 years old!

Manufacturers and some insurance companies do not endorse a mast over 10 years old.

What are the risks ?
abnormal wear, break starter,
clusters of corrosion, dismasting,
no longer be covered by your insurance

Rigging inspection, setting and replacement

Rigging inspection in 40 steps,
3 levels of inspection :

Rigging check 40 steps - Alternative Performance Yachting

visual inspection
mast in
once a year

visual inspection
mast in - jack down
every 5 years

full service
mast out
every 6 to 10 years

After each inspection, a comprehensive report including pictures will be provided.
If the rig requires more than checking, the cost of the inspection will be deducted.

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  • Spinlock
  • Sparcraft
  • Reckmann
  • Profurl
  • Tylaska
  • Karver
  • Harken
  • Wichard
  • Selden
  • Ronstan

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