Sparmaking

Much skill is required in the making of spars such as masts, booms or gaffs. Not only is the selection of the appropriate timber of the paramount importance, but also how it is handled.

An elegant classic racing yacht may require a spar of the highest specification, using specially imported, carefully seasoned Canadian Spruce whereas an Essex Smack may simply require a well-prepared softwood topmast.

Identifying purpose is key to the longevity and cost of a spar and Robertsons have great experience in this field offering quality and value for money.

Rigging of wooden spars requires knowledge of how a vessel is constructed, it’s stong points and intended use. Classic rigging requires experience in how loose or tight to rig, a very different process than that used to rig a modern vessel.