Tag Archives: rod to wire rigging

#73: Raising the New Rig — Part 2

Here comes the Hotstepper!  And here comes the hi-mods.  Watch as we step the mast and install mechanical fittings (hi-mods) on each of the stays and shrouds to complete the final phase of replacing our original 1985 rod rigging with … Continue reading

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#72: Raising the New Rig — Part 1

Three months in the yard and we are finally (in video time) ready to raise the new rig.  Watch as we assemble the shrouds and stays, put our first hi-mod mechanical fitting on the forestay and complete all of the … Continue reading

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#70: Turnbuckles, Tangs, Taps … Oh My

If any of you have re-rigged your own boat, you know — there are so many crucial, critical pieces that must all fit together and offer fair leads for each shroud and stay.  In short, a LOT of work goes … Continue reading

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#61: Machined Blocks and a Magic Bilge Box

Why is there always a part of the rigging that does not fit?  Why?!  Watch as we battle more custom machining woes on the tie rod rigging, finish up the bottom job after a minor Annie meltdown, and reveal how … Continue reading

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#60: 5/16 Wire and the Angle of the Dangle

Okay, let’s go with wire.  5/16 all around.  Now what?  A thousand necessary modifications and little pieces that must all fit together is what.  Not to mention the almighty Angle of the Dangle!  Fun stuff re-engineering the rigging here kids. … Continue reading

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#58: Corrosion You Cannot See

Not if it’s hidden behind the rigging.  Lesson learned here: If you’re going to re-rig, pull and inspect all of the pieces.  You’ll be shocked at what we found.  Bonus lesson: Lookout for that hammer.  He packs a mean punch. … Continue reading

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#51: The Rod to Wire Riddle

Lots of decisions to make here on the rigging kids.  Going from rod to wire is going to take a lot of modifications on the upper fittings and the forestay … don’t even get me started.  And, taping?  More taping? … Continue reading

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#43: How Many Lawyers Does it Take?

Two apparently!  Removing these shrouds required some hefty plumbing wrenches and a few bad lawyers jokes but we finally got them off!  Enjoy! Thanks to my Patrons who help me share the journey.  Get inspired.  Get on board.

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