Dodgy Rigging From Norfolk Marine?

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Dodgy Rigging From Norfolk Marine?

Post by High Seas » March 12th, 2018, 7:56 am

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I had this new rigging made up at Norfolk Marine.
I am pretty sure that's not an acceptable swage of the copper ferrule around the talurit thimble.


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Re: Dodgy Rigging?

Post by nimue » March 12th, 2018, 8:48 am

No, that isn't good, get them to do it again.

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Post by High Seas » March 12th, 2018, 8:55 am

I am a bit p@@@@d off actually as the other end is just a talurit loop and it looks like he has made an error and shoved the thimble in afterwards.
When you consider the importance of rigging on a sailing boat, I am far from happy with this as it implies he made an error and passed the condition on to me, instead of being ethical about it.
Well, I am not going to rant, I will just know to go to Jeckells next time.
Total charlatan.
I have emailed him with a polite enquiry, I will take it as it comes.
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Re: Dodgy Rigging From Norfolk Marine?

Post by nimue » March 12th, 2018, 9:40 am

A decent company would put it right straight away and apologise, their reputation depends on doing good work.

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Re: Dodgy Rigging From Norfolk Marine?

Post by High Seas » March 15th, 2018, 12:51 pm

Well, to be fair they responded pretty quick and explained that it was difficult to get a close swage as the thimble had a square end. However, they also stated that it was a little loose and would rectify it if it was found to be sub standard.
That's fair enough but when it comes to providing a service for such an important components, you either have quality control or you don't and in this case I would have to say it could have been better.
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Re: Dodgy Rigging From Norfolk Marine?

Post by nimue » March 15th, 2018, 12:59 pm

The way it is now, I would most definitely not go to sea in any sort of wind. It has to be strong and reliable.
Hope you manage to get them to sort it out.

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