[Public-List] Introduction and Standing Rigging

Michael Connolly via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Tue Jul 5 08:33:50 PDT 2016

You are only as far away from other Alberg 30 owners as this list and your computer keyboard, .................welcome. 
I would add the use of "Lanocote" when you assemble your turn buckles/standing rigging.  This is a natural Lanolin Grease. Coat liberally the threads of the forks and eyes of your fittings and assemble/disassemble them enough times to thoroughly cover all the thread length. I also use this product on all the clevis pins to lubricate them and make disassembly easier. Many owners also use Lanocote during dissimilar metal assemblies, i.e., stainless screws/rivets into aluminum masts/booms. 
Whether you apply the "Loctite" or not pack your mechanical fittings with Lanocote before you slide the PVC tubes on or tape them. Inspect at least annually. 
Michael #133 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Gerard Kuperus via Public-List" <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> 
To: public-list at lists.alberg30.org 
Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 1:14:53 AM 
Subject: [Public-List] Introduction and Standing Rigging 

Hi all, 

Let me start with a few words of introduction: Since last September I own Skye Mist, one of the last Alberg 30's built and located in California (San Francisco Bay). She has been well-cared for but there were numerous unfinished projects (and there still are). For example, she did not have an engine (but came with MD7A that I installed). She also had some weird plumbing issues and when I hauled her in the spring I replaced all the thru-hulls. I am glad I did: the engine inlet kind of fell apart when I pulled it out. I read here that this is a somewhat common problem. 

In any case, this list has been a great tool and now that I am on the next project, I am finally introducing myself. It is not that I am shy, but I am pretty far away from most other Alberg 30 owners. 

I decided that the next big project should be another safety project: replacing the standing rigging. Besides one bend stud it does not look bad, but it is swaged and no one knows how old it is. A fair guestimate is 10 years. The upper shrouds are covered by a plastic tube (which promotes corrosion). Lastly, summers are very windy here. All in all, there is no way I can talk myself out of doing this project. 

I decided to order everything through Rigging Only (unless someone has a better suggestion) and will go for the Sta-Lok mechanical terminals. I will take down the mast at a local boat yard, check the masts, take the old shrouds and stays off, build the new ones, attach them, etc etc. I want to order everything beforehand. 

So here is my question: after doing some measurements with the aid of the halyards I think I have the number of feet for the wires (with a generous number of "security" length). I decided to replace also the turnbuckles, and, (obviously) need forks and eyes. Below is my list of items that I want to order. The question is: Am I missing anything (besides the sealant, which I do not think is sold by Rigging Only)? 

Wire (1x19) 

84' of 3/16 

151' of ¼ 

Turnbuckles (open body), Body and Lower Jaw 

4 of 3/8 

4 of ½ 


4 of 3/16 wire (and 3/8 RH) 

4 of ¼ wire (and ½ RH) 


4 of 3/16 wire (x 5/16 pin) 

2 of ¼ wire (x 7/16 pin) 


2 of ¼ wire (x 3/8 pin) 

Of course, any suggestions are welcome as well! 

Thank you so much! 


These businesses support your Association: 
Please support them. 
Public-List mailing list 
Public-List at lists.alberg30.org 

More information about the Public-List mailing list