Ok so it doesn't seem that there are any riggers nearer to thames than 1.5 hours away...so I'm going to have to get sailing...Shame.
So please share positive experiences you've had with any riggers at westhaven, particularly for any with classic yacht/bowsprit experience...I dont need someone who can squeeze that last bit of high performance juice from my rig, (if you saw it, you'd understand....), just someone who knows what strong is, and what can survive a gale or two, if the worst came to the worst....
I'm just after some advice, initially...someone who wont charge me the earth to come and have a look at her, and walk me through what I need to do when I get her back to thames, and onto the hardstand...I'm guessing it would take about two or three hours of their time, that's all. If they travel, and can actually come and assist when she's back on the hardstand in thames, (and it doesn't cost the earth), then all the better. Otherwise, I'm just working on their advice, with a local engineering company, down here.
Thanks for sharing your positive experiences.