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Yacht Maintenance & Repair - Part 3: Sails and Rigging

Getting your boat shipshape for the new boating season

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Forestay tensioner on the bow

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Shroud tensioners

Standing & running rigging

Yacht maintenance Rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Rigging a mast on a sailing yacht.

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

High time to renew the wire.

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Sheet block and shroud tensioners.

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Halyard blocks at the mast top.

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Renew stainless steel wires every 15 years.

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Unstepped aluminium mast

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Wooden masts require more attention

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Fitting on a wooden mast

Sails: taking good care of the sailcloth

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Well packed and protected...

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

...after every tour...

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

...keeps your sails in good shape

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

A jib ready for hoisting

yacht maintenance rigging & Sails - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Sheets fastened to the foresail.

Ausrüstung - Foto: © Messe Düsseldorf / C. Tillmann