Rig Inspection in San Diego

Rig-inspectionHaving your rig and rigging routinely inspected is not only good sense, but often required for insurance coverage.  It is also an important service to have done if you are looking at purchasing a used boat.  Professional inspections can reveal hidden issues before they become critical. Keep your mast and other spars intact, upright, and strong by staying ahead of the maintenance curve.  One of our most experienced riggers can inspect your mast, standing rigging, running rigging, hardware, lifelines, and other sailing systems to give you a comprehensive list of prospective issues and concerns.

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Level A: Visual Inspection with Mast In

  • Comprehensive general mast system visual inspection
  • Check all fittings/terminations, rod/fiber/wire, spreaders, sheaves, halyards, headstay, backstay, mast base, partners, halyard blocks and chainplates
  • Check for cracks, corrosion, pitting, rust
  • Service log/update schedule for next service

Level B: Visual Inspection with Mast In – Jack Down/Loose Rigging

  • Pre-check rig to assess service (Level A Inspection)
  • Un-jack mast
  • General visual inspection
  • Check for bends/kinks in fittings and rod
  • Check/lubricate all accessible fittings
  • Properly re-tune to align and seat all cold heads and hardware, and generate proper tension/tuning
  • Service log/update schedule for next service

Level C: Full-service with Mast Out

  • Pre-check rig to assess servicing schedule (Level A Inspection)
  • Un-step mast
  • Complete disassembling of mast/fittings
  • Visual Inspection
  • Clean/polish rod, cold heads and fittings to facilitate inspection process
  • Visual inspection for cracks, corrosion, pitting, rust, general discoloration: remember – Rust Indicates Cracks
  • Visually inspect, and Safe Working Load (SWL) pull test, all fiber rigging
  • Make repairs as needed: re-head rod, replace any fittings or rigging screws
  • Reassemble mast system
  • Update service log/update schedule for next service
  • Re-step/re-tune mast

Rigworks is able to Cold Head rod up to –115, and Wire Swage up to 9/16”.

Rigworks is the ONLY certified full-service NAVTEC repair center in the Pacific Rim, which includes hydraulics, fiber systems, and rod systems.