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Masts & Spars


masts and spars

At The Rig Shop we offer the complete package, "Everything From The Deck Up". We can meet all your rigging requirements including the service, repair and replacement of all makes of mast, rigging, vang and hydraulic systems.

Our fully equipped work shop and tooling facilities enable us to work on the largest yachts and by keeping an extensive range of fittings in stock we can react quickly to any requirement.

Production Masts

The Rig Shop maintains a close relationship with all the leading mast manufacturers so, regardless of the make and model, we can supply parts and the necessary expertise to keep your production mast in good health.

Fabricated Masts

We manufacture our own brand of high quality custom masts and associated fittings. These bespoke spars are all designed and built to suit the customers exact requirements.

Standing Rigging

Whilst standard 1 x 19 wire rigging remains a popular choice there are now alternatives which can offer a much greater performance.

The strand configuration of Compact Strand wire rigging results in a wire which is far more resistant to stretch.

Alternatively Rod Rigging has great strength and low stretch characteristics and is found on a whole range of boats from Super Yachts and Blue Water cruisers to many production boats and most racing boats. Our heading presses and swaging machnes allow us to work on yachts and super yachts of all sizes and we have a close relationship with suppliers such as Navtec and BSI to ensure that only the very best materials are used.

Increasingly composite stays are being used to re rig entire boats or in certain specific applications such as runners and backstays where they offer an incredibly strong and light weight solution. Our Composite Rigging division specialises in the design and manufacture of a range of Kevlar & PBO composite cables for all sorts of tensile applications.

Please visit our Composite Rigging pages for full details.

Hydraulics

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The Rig Shop can supply and fit all types of hydraulic systems, backstay adjusters, cylinders, boomvangs, control panels, pumps, mast jacks and emergency cutters.

Rig Check

Take advantage of our rig check service, this detailed visual examination of your mast and rigging provides you a comprehensive report covering every aspect of your mast and rigging.

Performance Tuning

Cruisers and racers alike will benefit from our considerable experience in tuning dinghys to super yachts, club racers to Americas Cup yachts. What have you got to lose?

Fabricated Masts


Introducing Fabricated Masts

Because there is no such thing as a production sailor.

How do you use your boat? Are you a round the cans racer? Maybe the high latitudes are your dream, or the azure seas of the Pacific, or simply cruising The Solent with your family and friends. Your needs are as individual as you are, and The Rig Shop team are dedicated to helping you create the perfect mast and rigging solutions tailored to you.

We spend the time with you to find out exactly what you require to get the best out of your boat. We select the most appropriate mast extrusion and then add all the custom elements to suit your needs and budget.

Key Elements of a Fabricated Masts

So whatever you think you need, The Rig Shop can help you create it. Because sailing is freedom, and freedom is born of imagination.

Contact Us now to discuss your new Fabricated Masts.

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