Russ Fender (Admin)
Post Number: 36
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|Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 - 08:29 am: || |
S2 didn't splice or swage it's own rigging, most was farmed out. Consequently your local rigging shop or rigging catalog house can fabricate replacements much more efficiently. Your standing and running rigging specifications are in your owner's manual.
For parts for your mast, boom, etc, contact the manufacturer of those components. The respective manufacturers (there were several) had their logos on the mast/boom, etc.
These mast manufacturers included:
Hall Spars, ph (401) 253-4858, (401) 253-2552.
Isomat (IMI), ph (704) 596-9449, fax (704) 597-7503
Offshore Spars, ph (81.0) 598-4700, fax (810) 598-4705.
For Kenyon Spars & travelers, contact Rig-rite (401) 739-1140, fax (401) 739-1149.
Kenyon still manufactures marine stoves, but their rigging division was liquidated. Rig-rite is also an excellent source for other discontinued marine hardware such as Nicro, Fico, and Schaefer travelers, various roller furlers...
If your mast has no manufacturers' label, and your boat was built prior to 1980 exact replacement parts are no longer available. Contact another spar manufacturer for selecting compatible components.
The stainless steel turnbuckles used in our rigging came from C. Sherman Johnson of East Haddam CT ph (203) 873-8697.
The life lines for all our sail boats were made custom to each boat. There was just enough variance from boat to boat (even in the same model) to make prefabricating impractical. You will need to contact a rigger for fabrication of new lifelines. Take (or send) them your original lifelines to use as patterns. If you don't have a local rigging shop, West Marine and Layline (marine catalog houses) each have rigging shops that will work with you through the mail.
For general marine parts, accessories, etc.: It would be a good idea to become familiar with the various marine supply catalogs. West Marine's is one of the best, and they also offer special order services of components that are not in heir catalog. West Marine can be reached at (800) 538-0775.