We just had Aleria's ~20yo standing rigging replaced in Cascais (Lisbon), Portugal and would highly recommend the rigger. Our PO in Cascais, John Duggan, recommended Jorge and helped us organise the work. When the disassembly began, several wires had serious twists in them and there were other signs of wear making us very glad to have spent the time and money on the work. It was expensive because most of the wire had to be brought in from other countries. But she sails even better now than before on both tacks having been tuned professionally under sail during a sea trial afterwards. Jorge, and his assistant Jorge, were great to work with. Alex also replaced all the electrical wire and replaced the masthead antennas and light fittings with LED. I'll do a separate post on that.
The only concern is that the rig seems to have developed a resonance in the wind, most felt at anchor or tied up in the marina. We'll have to see if it's gone now that sails are off and tension released from the topping lift. Thanks for the suggestion.
By the way, Aleria sings when we sail downwind. It sounds like Native American pipe music. We discovered that the holes in the mizzen boom left behind after gear was removed over the years acts like a wind instrument. It's lovely and haunting. Gives her a mysterious personality. :-)
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