I have a few questions about rigging.
I am replacing the standing and running rigging on a Nebe Miura 31
The boom/mainsail foot, is about a foot longer than the designer specified.
Furling 140% genoa [on its very last legs]
There is a single forestay, twin backstays, on a single spreader mast, with common garden variety setup of cap shrouds and two lowers per side.
With the standing rigging. I am currently thinking of replacing stainless wire rigging with the same. What are the local options? What is the best type of wire rope and why?
With regard to fittings, what are the key differences between swage fittings or norseman/sta-lok ends?
As I need to replace rigging and the genoa, should I consider this an opportunity to install an inner forestay and converting to a cutter rig? or am I over thinking?
Do spreaders have a defined lifespan? Mine look heavily oxidised from deck level [Aluminium].
What do I need to know about the turnbuckles?
What else do I need to consider?
The running rigging is very tired also.
I do not need super high performance anything. I like simple, yet elegant solutions. I would like longevity, chafe resistant, neglect resistant, naive resistant, running rigging. In that order of importance. I don't mind paying a few dollars more per metre, for a better product. My Grandfather was one of the biggest tight arses in this universe. He had a very good saying. When you buy quality, you only cringe once. But there is always a point of diminishing returns.
So, what specific products should I be looking at? I don't need a reason why in this case...Just the majority to agree.
Should I take this opportunity to add some running rigging or change the way it is currently laid out?
Currently, there is a fixed forestay. two rope spliced to wire halyards [one for the main, one spare], topping lift is spliced rope to wire, furler + one line either side, one cockpit mainsail reef [that doesn't really work. But that could be the operator], outhaul and vang.
I have two poles. I am not sure what type they are or how to use them. I think they are both spinnaker poles. I have no other sails, other than the almost new main and almost dead genoa.
In a couple of years time, I plan to do a lap of this country and then spend a few years sailing the tropics.
I am very open to my assumptions and ideas to be criticised.
Edited by mcp, 15 February 2018 - 07:01 PM.