Dismastings are dangerous voyage enders for cruising boats. Doing this inspection of spars, steps and chainplates will reduce the risk substantially.
Inspection tips and recommended replacement cycles for offshore cruising boat standing rigging, hydraulics, and vangs.
Inspection, repair tips and replacement cycles for offshore cruising boat running rigging.
Inspection, repair, and replacement tips for mast navigation lights, wind indicators, and lightning protection systems.
Modern sail-handling system have made offshore sailing safer and easier, but they also demand regular inspection and maintenance.
The rig checklist is ready for download and links to five articles of in depth inspection tips and advice on fixing the problems you find.