We handle the entire process of unstepping and stepping your boat.
Road transport: Preparation, reception and complete assembly.
Study and design to ensure correct stepping of masts for all types of sailboats.
Complete dismantling: Unstepping of masts and booms for painting work, electrical work, etc.
Manufacture and assembly of 1x19 wire rigging and Dyform wire.
Assembly of wire rigging with rods and fabric rigging.
On request, any type of project involving aerial fastening with stainless steel cables (braces for awnings, railings, canopies, suspension of specific elements, fencing, etc.).
Complete and exhaustive revision of sailboat manoeuvring and rigging.
Mast condition: trimming, sulphation, spreaders, sheaves, hardware.
Electrical systems in mast, lights, antennas, supports, etc.
State of rigging: Rust in wiring and terminals, cracks in structure, blocked tensioners.
State of ropes
Condition and operation of rollers
State of the boom: sulphation, hardware, etc.
State of the boom vang: sulphation, hardware, etc.
State of the deck fittings: winches, sheaves, stanchions, gunwale, etc.
- Boat less than 10 years old: rigging inspection every 5 years.
- Boat more than 10 years old: rigging inspection every year.
Expert reports on the state of rigging and manoeuvrability for appraisals.
Reports for the purchase and sale of sailboats.
How long will my cable rigging last?
The lifespan of rigging depends on 4 factors: Its quality, age, use and whether it was installed correctly. Rigging that has been installed properly can have a useful lifespan of 15 years if it is high quality. Rigging should be replaced every 15 years or 30,000 nautical miles.
How can I identify rigging in poor condition?
Wire rigging consists of 2 elements: the cables and the terminals.
The way to identify wire rigging in poor condition is to look for rust stains or leakage and in extreme cases broken wire filaments. Cables only oxidize when they are low quality or have aged. In either case, the rigging must be replaced.
To check to see if the terminals are in poor condition, you should check their appearance. Excessive rust may indicate cracks in the terminals. To revise the terminals correctly, you should first clean the terminals with an anti-rust product to make identifying cracks easier. If cracks have appeared, the damaged terminal must be replaced immediately. Even if only a single crack has appeared, this means the useful life of the piece is over.
How often should I check my rigging?
If your boat is less than 10 years old, you should have it checked every 5 years or less.