We can build and repair wooden spars, adjust existing spars to meet new rig design, with high quality timber.
Mast and Spar Repair
We can repair masts and spars, Or make new if beyond safe repair. New spars made to match originals or changed in lengths to suit new rig designs.
We can arrange large workshop spaces to provide the ability to produce large spars at great length, in a clean environment, with heavy lift capabilities.
High quality, straight grained, knot free timber , or different types, depending on requirements, can be sourced and supplied.
From experience, our preferred glue for the purposes of spar repair and manufacture is Resorcinol type glue.
General problems to be fixed
A few photos to show the kinds of decay that can cause such problems.
Decay set in at the Hounds, deep problems can only be made good with replacement of the area.
While the gaff below was beyond repair……
And a new spar made…
Often spars become so damaged through rot or other damage that a new spar is the only option, we can make new spars to re-use your old fittings, or obtain new furniture if required. Above shows the new main gaff.
Often it is more cost effective to repair larger spars, with tight scarph joints and quality gluing, is as strong as original. The best quality timbers can be sourced.