Sailboat Rigging Tips

February 9, 2016 Boat Maintenance, SeamanShip

IMG_1072 - Copy

  • Tuning your sailboats rigging is an important step in maintaining your vessel.
  • Stays and chain-plates should be inspected for corrosion and wear.
  • Proper tension on stays and spars spreads out the loads when under sail on the vessels rigging.
  • Make sure all turnbuckles are adjusted properly and secured.
  • Replace any wire cables that show wear, corrosion or broken strands.
  • Inspect stay attachment points for corrosion or wear.
  • During a haul-out inspect the upper rigging, while the vessel is well secured.
  • If your sail boat is over ten years old, make sure the rigging and stays are checked for any damage or wear.