Hi All, thanks for the comments, I have spoken with the rigger again today to verify what everyone has said.
He said he did not mind doing the work with the mast up but said if I needed to do anything else now is a good time to do it.
Cost, should be close to even after calculating cost of labor for 2 and a bit days VS cost of crane, them doing final prep work before pulling, then refitting and tuning, I will be doing all prep work, switching out the rigging wires and rehookup once installed. They will store the mast free for 2 weeks.
The rigger asked if there was any other work I could do if the mast was pulled, answer is a big yes, I can pull some new wire, change the deck light, spot paint a bunch of corrosion spots ( no paint on deck), change AIS antenna plus servicing the gearboxes etc.
The rigger has done a couple of Amels before as he asked about the condition of the mast pads.
I plan on being in the carribean this winter so will get Amel Martinique to retune as it should stretch a bit by then.
As an Aircraft Engineer I feel confident in being able to do this work and as I'm new to this boat( I have owned a boat for 20 years) it will be a great learning experience as well as a chance to fix a few other things that would be easier to do with the mast down.
SV Ora Pai. SM 406
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Miles <milesbid@...>
Sent: Tuesday, 2 July 2019 1:43:18 PM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pulling the mast to rerig
I would go to another rigger. Your rig should be so tight that there will never be a shock load. I changed my rigging after 60,000 miles and 18 years (not quite as far as Eric, and it appeared to be in good shape, like Eric’s. I think that trick is to keep it Amel tight. A rigger who does not know the boat will not make it tight enough. I see no reason to take the mast out except to charge you more.
s/y Ladybug, sm216 , Newport RI Harbor.