The Rogue's Yarn Archives for January of 2020

Yacht Rigging Blog

Basic Anatomy of a Mast

Basic Anatomy of a Mast

Published 01/03/2020

Masts are held up with a system of wire or rod called Standing Rigging. Masts must withstand many forces, but the system of standing rigging is primarily concerned about forces from the side, since the wind will always be hitting the sails on one side, one side will be loaded and the other will not. Masts are set up...

Why Things Need to be Replaced

Why Things Need to be Replaced

Published 01/17/2020

We know that every item on a boat has a lifespan but getting to the bottom of when things should be replaced can be tough to understand. Here we will try to lay out the best practices for replacing rigging components before they fail. Wire Rigging Wire rigging should be replaced every 12-14 years regardless of how it...