Rigger in RI

Rigger in RI

Postby GeoffSchultz » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:27 am

I need a recommendation for a rigger, and yes, we're talking about a Freedom! :lol: I need to have my forestay remade. Who have you used that you liked?

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Re: Rigger in RI

Postby Ereiss » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:22 am

North East Rigging in Concord did mine. Seemed to know freedoms.
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Re: Rigger in RI

Postby Salacia » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:45 pm

Geoff,
As long as the headstay is the same length, any boatyard can make one. Now if it is gone, call Paul or Mark for length specifications.
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Re: Rigger in RI

Postby GeoffSchultz » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:31 pm

I've got the specs, but BlueJacket is in Guatemala and believe me, there's no one down there to make it.
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Re: Rigger in RI

Postby Riki » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:48 pm

Is your boat still being repaired from the lightning strike? It must be challenging arranging repairs in Guatemala from here? It sounds like you're in the RI area. If you'd like to go out for a sail on our 40/40, we'd be happy to have you. It's on the Sakonnet River.
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Re: Rigger in RI

Postby GeoffSchultz » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:38 am

Riki,

Thanks for the offer. I may take you up on it some time. Where is your boat located? I used to be in Brewers Sakonnet.

Right now I'm spending money like a drunken sailor (which sometimes I resemble) ordering parts. It takes about a month for the parts to get down there and go through customs (which adds 33% to the cost). Once the parts have arrived I'll head to Guatemala via Honduras to assist in the rebuild.

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Re: Rigger in RI

Postby Riki » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:59 pm

That must be a hard and frustrating process. Our boat is at Pirate's Cove Marina - we dinghy off the Tiverton side. We frequently sail by Brewer's Sakonnet. This is a really lovely area to sail. Let us know when you'd like to join us.

Good luck with trying to fix your boat remotely!
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Re: Rigger in RI

Postby tnltracy » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:03 pm

HI Geoff,

I have had very good service with New England Yacht Rigging in East Greenwich. Great folks, they replaced my lazy jacks, as well as some other parts on my F32.

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Re: Rigger in RI

Postby GeoffSchultz » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:13 am

Ereiss wrote:North East Rigging in Concord did mine. Seemed to know freedoms.


I was thinking that this was Concord, RI (which I had never heard of, but could easily believe). I was surprised when it was Concord, MA as I don't think of Concord as a boating center. Anyhow, I have an e-mail in to them for a quote. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: Rigger in RI

Postby Ereiss » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:25 am

Yes, i was surprised too. When I met with them they had many thoughts on the forestay. Seemed to know their stuff. Best of luck.

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