1. M

    Rigging life?

    I have an '84 H34 and heard on Sail Life that rigging lasts about 15 or 20 years. My rigging is almost 40 years old. My rigger said I had some rubbing at the top that should be addressed, but do I need to replace all the rigging?
  2. S

    New to sailing. lots of questions

    So a few years ago I bought a sailboat... And I found out why its called a mid-life crisis, because when I first took her out, I ended up in crisis. I took my Catalina 22 out alone for the first sail, just incase anything bad happened it would be just me in trouble. So, I put her in the water...
  3. marke14

    Looking for a rigging service in or near San Pedro CA

    Greetings SBO friends, If anyone has any recommendations for a rigging company to re-rig my wire rope standing rigging on my 25' fiberglass sloop, please let me know either here or in a direct message privately. Our boat is slipped year-round in San Pedro, California (Cabrillo Marina)...
  4. M

    How to rig the mainsail and topping lift to prevent jamming

    I am looking for some advice on how to rig the topping lift and main halyard at the top of the mast without the rope getting jammed in the mast slot. We are novice sailors and really appreciate any advice we can get. Here is some further information below: We recently acquired a Catalina 27 for...
  5. ScubaGuy2

    Spreader tightness

    While getting the boat cleaned up for launch next week I noticed a slight amount of "wobble" in each spreader. Not much, but more than none. They seem to be bolted or riveted in and then wrapped in heavy black tape. The mounts on the mast seem to be in very good shape and solid. Should...
  6. S

    New boat, help setting up mainsheet

    These are guarantied to be stupid questions, but I'm a 1st time sailboat owner with no IRL people to ask.. I believe I figured it out, but wanted to see if I'm making some mistakes in how I set up the mainsheet on my recently acquired boat. I got it on the water, but not been able to raise the...
  7. Stargazer23

    Rigging question on a 75 S2 23

    First post! I am finishing up a restoration on a 23. I believe I have all the rigging figured out except one part. On the stern end of the beam there is a small loop/broke of course. The aft stay splits into two directions about ten feet from the stern and attaches to two separate anchors. Where...
  8. S

    Re-routing the lines to the cockpit

    Just bought a P-23 and really enjoying it (first sailboat). I'd like to re-route the lines to the cockpit. 1) has this been done? 2) how difficult is it? 3) cost? 4) pictures of how its worked on other boats? Thanks.
  9. C

    O'day Widgeon Rigging and Centerboard video

    Here is a Video I made where I go over the rigging and a few other things including how the centerboard works with my 1974 Widgeon. I hope it will be helpful.
  10. C

    San Juan 21 rigging

    im in the process of restoring a 1975 San Juan. Has some questions about the rigging. I have some type of round stainless thing in the cockpit floor. And a pulley system that seems to be broken. It looks like the pulley went there and broke off. I am not sure how to rig the boom at all. No...
  11. ShawneH

    Rigging company's in Canada

    Good day, I have an '84 Hunter 31'. I believe the standing rigging is original and I would like to replace it. Does anyone know of any good companies in Canada I can contact to get some quotes? My boat has the Seldin rig. Also of note is that this boat has been exclusively sailed in the...
  12. J

    Use an eyesplice to attach headsail clue?

    The bowline knot in my headsail clue gets caught on my mast every other tack. Likely, the issue is that the headsail on my roller furling is too large, but I haven't pulled off all the sails to investigate it (I have a tall rig and the PO got these sails were from a standard rig.) I've tried...
  13. BradH23

    Need help, 87 H23 with Francespar mast

    So I recently bought an 87 H23. I've owned 3 other sailboats and I have never encountered the following: my mast has some major rake the likes I have never seen. The uppers won't go taunt at all. They have 4" of play and the turnbuckles are maxed. They register a 12 on a loos gauge. The...
  14. J

    Catalina Capri 16.5 owner's manual

    Just bought a 1995 capri 16.5. It needs some rigging replacements, and we are looking for details on rigging and maintenance. We've found a 3-ring-binder version of the manual online from Catalina direct, but we are looking for the original smaller size manual to keep in a dry-bag on the boat...
  15. SUMB44

    Preparing to Launch

    My wife and I are preparing to launch our 'new' O'day 20 this weekend, weather permitting, for her first trials (and ours). This will be a weekend of many 'firsts' hopefully we can figure out stepping the mast on our first O'day. While getting the mast set up is a concern, my bigger worry is...
  16. Sailingaway22


    I am fairly new to sailing. My wife and I are actually taking our second lesson today! We purchased a 1974 Catalina 22 in very nice condition. The little boats that we are learning on are great and we have learned how to rig them but they are simple compared to ours. I have the orig manual that...
  17. M

    84 H22 Running Rigging

    Does anyone have a diagram of their running rigging? I searched everywhere and nothing...
  18. D

    Capri 26 Owners - new owner of 93 #266 with questions

    We just bought a very nice Capri 26 and are looking forward to sailing out of Sea Harbor in Oriental, NC. Any Capri 26 owners out there who we can connect? Our first sailing upgrade is to improve the staysail situation. What furler do you use and how is it attached to the deck? Our's is a...
  19. S

    O'Day Rhodes 19 Owners Manual/Handbook

    Does anyone have a manual/owners handbook (or have the ability to upload pictures of) for a 1974 type O'Day Rhodes 19? Things like mainsheet rig, backstay, stays, etc.
  20. S

    How to rig Rhodes 19 Spinnaker

    Bought a 1974 Rhodes 19 with a pole/kite. Have used a kite on a 420 with no pole, but can someone provide a detailed step by step process on how to rig/control a kite on a Rhodes 19? Can’t find anything online. Appreciated.