checks and rig replacement
Both wire rigging
and rod rigging needs replacing from time to time. Kiwi Rigging can help
identify if your standing rigging is in need of replacement, and custom
make the new rigging for your boat. This includes a rig tune and sea
trial to make sure that everything's working perfectly.
racing boats, benefit from having their rigs tuned at least once every
season. Not only will help make your boat sail faster, but it minimises
wear and tear too. Rig tunes can either be dock based or include a sea
Kiwi Rigging can
organise your new mast. The service includes sourcing a suitable mast;
liaising with the spar makers; making the rigging; and fitting your new
lifting and re-stepping
If you need the
mast taken out of your boat, and/or have it re-stepped, Kiwi Rigging can
take care of the whole job for you. This includes organising the crane
hire; undoing the rigging; and then setting it all up again afterwards.
Need new ropes?
Kiwi Rigging can supply the rope; fit new shackles; splice the end and
install it on your boat. If you're not sure what kind of rope is best
for your boat and the particular application, we can advise you on the
most suitable options. This includes rope for:
Need a new rope
spliced? We can supply the rope and splice it for you.
NB: we generally
don't splice old, worn ropes as they are often too stretched to be
easily spliced, and purchasing a new rope usually works out to be more
systems - supply and service fittings
Are your winches,
jammers, blocks, cleats, tracks, cars and other fittings playing up? In many cases we can
service these for you, or replace them with new parts. Complete refits
are a speciality of Kiwi Rigging.
systems - set up
The types of
fittings you use and where they're located on your boat can make a
significant difference in how easy your boat is to sail. So if you're
finding that sailing is too much like hard work, we can discuss a better
way of setting it up; source the fittings for your; and install it.
Rigging can install and repair furling units as well as the
furling lines. Not sure which furling unit is right for your
boat? We can suggest suitable makes and models.
Tuff Luff headfoils
is a performance slotted headstay system popular on many racing
yachts: Kiwi Rigging can supply and install this on your boat.
rigged yachts often choose to fly masthead spinnakers. But if your yacht
doesn't have sufficient reinforcement at the top, you can risk losing
your whole rig. Jumper stays are a popular way of strengthening the
mast, and Kiwi Rigging have been setting up Ross 930s with this system
for some time.
All too often
spinnakers and genakers can be torn by the sharp corners on spreaders.
Fitting spreader ends is a good way of avoiding this: but do be sure to
check your spreader ends occasionally, as water can gather which corrodes the spreader ends and terminals.
Need a new
spinnaker pole? We custom-make metal or carbon fibre spinnaker poles.
and stainless steel repairs
portable TIG welder means that we can repair your stainless steel
fittings either on your boat or in our workshop.
Manufacture of custom fittings
manufacture certain custom fittings in our workshop. This
includes carbon-fibre clew boards for self-tacking headsails and a
variety of stainless steel fittings.
Need some rigging
work as part of your insurance claim? Kiwi Rigging works alongside your
insurance company to get you sailing again as soon as possible.
gear and VHF aerial replacement and fitting
If your wind gear
or VHF aerial needs replacing and you're not keen on climbing the mast,
we can install it for you and run the wire ready for your electrician to
hook up. Kiwi Rigging can supply wind gear and VHF aerials directly to
replacing? Or a new unit needs fitting? Kiwi Rigging can install
navigation lights on your mast, ready for your electrician to
wire in. This includes:
Just like rigging,
life lines need replacing from time-to-time. And if you're planning an
offshore cruise, the inspectors are very strict about the gauge of the
wire used, as well as its condition. Kiwi Rigging can supply and fit new
lifelines for you.
yachts often choose to have steps on the mast so that it's easy
to climb the mast. Kiwi Rigging can supply and fit your mast
Consultancy and sailing advice
Need some sailing
or rigging advice? Want to learn how to adjust your sail controls for
maximum boat speed? Grant is available for consultancy and tuition to
help you get the most out of your boat.
Contracts and overseas work
Grant Jenkins is
often available for contracts and overseas rigging work. Please
contact us to
discuss your project.
Can we help you?
Please do contact us
to discuss your rigging job!
products and services are offered subject to availability.