RSB’s Second Stage Rigging… Un-stepping of the Mast

RSB’s Second Stage Rigging… Un-stepping of the Mast

Published 1 August 2014
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Published 1 August 2014

A couple of weeks ago we introduced the #stagesofrigging. We talked about the first stage prepping for unstep and how proper preparation can help to reduce time delays and difficulties during the unstepping of the rig.

Now we move on to the second stage of rigging - the rig pull. Having prepped the mast it will then be removed using the crane. The mast then swings over into the yard for the bottom end to be connected to the second crane. The mast is then very carefully eased down until it is horizontal, positioned into the trolleys, and made safe and secure.

Once the mast is safe, the cranes are disconnected and the rig is moved to the place in the yard where the undressing of the rig will take place. This is then repeated for the second mast should the yacht have one. The unstepping of the rig is incredibly specialised work and if not prepared correctly and carried out by rigging experts, problems, and dangerous situations can occur.

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