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Masts and Rigging Ireland Ltd. 27/04/18

Stage 2 completed for Ireland's Golden globe 2018 entry, Gregor McGuckin. 2 new Zspar masts stepped. Along with 2x Harken batt car systems, 2 x Harken Unit 2 furling systems and Dyform standing rigging. Also a full set of running rigging spliced onto Wichard and Tylaska shackles. So there's still LOTS of work left to do. Think you will agree how fantastic it all looks so far. Looks like a yacht again.

We are very proud to be part of the Gregor McGuckin Golden Globe project. Gregor is about to undertake and amazing journey, 8months at sea, non stop racing his Biscay 36 Ketch around the globe with absolutely NO modern technology. Using good old fashioned charts and compass! But folks, Gregor needs your support, Visit get in touch and see how you can be of help!! 

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Mylor Chandlery, Falmouth 03/18

A few projects/updates/photos for you

-          Harken Winches - This winter we have replaced some old old Barlow winches on a Westerly. The strange thing is the owner requested that we only replace 3 of the 4 winches in the cockpit, which really makes her look a bit odd. The boat is now back in the water (26/2/18) wonder how long it will be, before the owner comes back to us to have the last remaining replaced. We're taking bets! J

-          Bespoke 6106 Blocks - Another Winter project we are working on - Is a Classic West Coast 1 Design Yacht - the boat was originally fully decked out with Barton gear but the new owner, under our guidance is bit by bit converting everything over to Harken - Obviously the 'Harken Black' doesn't work on all yachts. So Harken have managed to make up these 6106 blocks bespoke in clear anodising, so we can continue converting everything to Harken. The blocks will be used as turning blocks for the reef lines - on going project and we should have them fitted in the coming months.

-          Harken 2 Vs Furlex 0 -  We also have a couple of furlers to build - this is pretty standard stuff for us. The only slightly interesting thing about this is that - they are both replacing Old Furlex units!


Masts and Rigging Ireland, Dublin 03/18

Another happy Customer! A re rig on a Beneteau First 435. All rigged using Selden terminals and 1x19 wire. Customer also got a new Harken Unit 2 furling system and a new Marlow D2 Racing dyneema halyard. Wishing the owner and crew all the best for the coming season.

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Hemisphere Rigging, Plymouth 03/18


Nearly a year since we were asked to run the reef lines, main halyard and mainsheet aft on a 47ft wooden ketch, whilst using kit in keeping with her traditional style. New stainless steel Harken ESP blocks and deck organisers with Spinlock Silver Clutches fitted, which all compliments the existing deck gear and rigging perfectly.

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