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Thread: "Riggers"

12,268 posts on 2,444 threads   •   From Mar 07, 2004 - Jan 08, 2012


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Terry Shoup

Anyone in the Los Angeles area know a good rigger they could recommend who knows westsail 32s?

Bud Taplin


Call me. 714-549-9331

Tip Thienes

Anyone know a good rood rigger in the Corpus Christi area who knows W 32s. I need the whole 9 yards done: new mast, new standing and running rigging, sails, etc.

Also for making a passage what would be the min sail invatory.

Also can someone explain to me the porper use of the running backstays.

Thanks, Tip

Dave Kall

Anytime you're in chop or on a long trip rig the windward running back stay. Tension it to stop the mast from pumping.

Christie Rowe

This probably sounds crazy, but for the first year we had the boat, we ran the running back stays and the jib sheets through each others' blocks. That was how the previous owner had left it. This gave a horrible lead on the sheet winch and made the running backstays less effective. we were very close to remounting the winches when we figured it out. I remember the previous owner apologizing for not having done it yet, he had already purchased cantered teak pads to change the lead on the winches and everything. Embarrassing but true.

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