of Yacht Mast Servicing
A mast and rigging is like anything else mechanical, they need to
be serviced. The environment that a mast lives in is probably
the most unkind there is, salt, pollution and constant movement
due to the boat rocking, are all contributing factors to wear
Sheaves, pins, turnbuckles, spreader tips all need to be checked
and lubricated. Goosenecks need to be checked for unwanted
movement and lubricated. Standing rigging needs to be checked for
signs of fatigue, whether it be checking for broken strands in
wire rigging or die penetrant testing the cold heads in rod
Most areas where there is wear and tear can be rectified if the
problem is found early enough from regular rig inspections.
In Yacht Mast and Rigging Checks
A mast and rigging needs to be checked regularly by someone with
knowledge about the individual mast. Once a year the mast and
rigging should be checked by a professional rigger.
Sydney Rigging Specialists are AYF certified rig
inspectors for the insurance companies. We also provide a
pre-purchase rig inspection service for people who are looking
at purchasing a second hand yacht and would like a rig inspection
before committing to the final deal.
Sydney Rigging Specialists Rig Inspection
No insurance rig check will be carried out on a vessel that we
are not familiar with after 1st December of each calendar year.
If you do not want to hear the truth, do not call us (take note
An "In yacht mast and rigging check" is visual only; there may be
faults which are not visible to the human eye. Sydney Rigging
Specialists endeavour to give the most accurate information that
can be gained from a visual inspection without the testing or
destruction of individual components.