AVOID ANY UNEXPECTED SURPRISES
It is an unfortunate fact of life that many mast failures or abandoned races are caused because something in either the standing or the running rigging systems has failed. Regular inspections either before major events for racing yachts or annually for cruising boats can be title winners or life savers.
Masts and Rigs bend and flex when sailing and this will lead to metal fatigue in the component parts of the systems. Areas particularly prone are where wires enter their terminals, at the screw thread root in turnbuckles and where a limitation of good articulation occurs. This can lead to a shorter working lifespan in both rod and wire rigging than expected. Each setup is different in its design and components.
Rigit's standard rig inspection service is a visual check of everything above deck. After spending time on board we will have everything we need to prepare a written report. Based on a working knowledge and wide experience of mast terminations, rigging components and geometry, our experts can identify any problems and give recommendations for improvement or replacement.