Fair Point Marina is the premier sailboat rigging service in upstate New York. Our team is led by Schyler Barnes, an accomplished racer and cruiser, with over 20 years’  experience rigging sailboats. We provide high quality rigging products and install them with care and expertise to ensure a safe and efficient sailing experience for you. Whether you are a cruiser or racer, we can help you get set up properly.

Our services include:

Mast Stepping

We’ve stepped and unstepped thousands of masts over the years, for local boaters as well as cruisers going in and out of the New York Canal System. We use a large crane for our mast step work, and our staff is quite simply the best in the business.

We can also arrange transportation of your mast to or from the Hudson River. We recommend Hop-O-Nose Marina on the Hudson River side of your trip.

Rigging Inspections

Our Basic Inspection service takes about an hour and includes a careful inspection of the mast, boom, chainplates, standing rigging, and halyards.  Our Full Inspection covers all of the above, plus all running rigging, deck hardware, mainsail, headsail and poles. Either way, you will get a report from us with each item marked either “adequate” or “in need of attention.”

Roller Furling Installation & Repair

Whether large or small, your cruising boat or daysailer should have a furling system. Going forward on any size boat can not only be wet but often dangerous, particularly if your crew is inexperienced. Changing sails as the wind comes up is not a lot of fun! A headsail furler can be used to both furl and reef your sail in any wind condition. We can install any make including Harken, Furlex, ProFurl, Schaefer and a local favorite, CDI.

Winch Installation & Service

Your winches may look shiny and new on the outside, but inside poor maintenance results in friction and inefficiency and allows corrosion to set in. Dirt and metal grind down surfaces every time the winch is used. We can disassemble, clean, inspect, lubricate and reassemble each of your winches at a very reasonable cost. We can also install new or replacement winches for you too.

Standing Rigging & Tuning

Installation, repair and maintenance of mast, boom, stays, shrouds, spreaders, tangs, turnbuckles, chainplates and other standing rigging components. We also are experts in tuning your mast to achieve optimum results for your style of sailing whether it be cruising or racing.

Running Rigging

We can install and adjust your halyards, mainsheets, jib sheets, lines and other running rigging components for worry-free operation and optimum performance. We use quality ropes, carefully selected to meet the requirements of your boat, and can make any necessary connections using our in-house equipment.


We use high quality stainless steel parts, wire and materials. Lifelines can be coated or uncoated. All boats can be custom fit for gateways, spliced tensioners, and other rigging connections.

Lazy Jack and Dutchman Systems

One of the most important innovations for shorthanded sailing is, arguably, lazy jacks, so named because the sailor using them can simply let go of the halyard. The sail then drops into a nice basket on top of the boom ready for furling or reefing—no sail wrestling involved.


We splice double-braid, three-strand and other type running rigging. Traditional tried and true splicing and whipping methods are used by our riggers.


Warranty Information

All engine repairs carry a 60-day guarantee from the time of completion! Fair Point Marina will also honor all factory warranties on new products purchased directly through us.


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Here are some of the comments we have received over the past few years from our service customers.

“After sailing from Ireland to America and up the Hudson to Lake Ontario, I needed sowhere to restep my mast on a weekend. Luckily Fair Point Marina were happy to oblige. I have never before seen a mast stepped so effortlessly. The facilties and welcome were also top class -thanks.” -Lady Shamrock.”

Cruiser from Ireland

“Thanks for your service on my boat. You covered everything I was concerned about on the boat and it is running much smoother. In addition to the timely service the service charge was very reasonable.”

Engine Service Customer

“Tim, just wanted to give a shout out to Schyler, he’s been really great the past few weeks helping us get the boat launched, as well as help in working out some of the kinks. Had a co-worker out fishing with me today, and he couldn’t believe how responsive Schyler was. Just wanted to put in a good word. I thanked him many times, but wanted to make sure you knew that he has really delivered.”


“Hi Tim and Cheryl, I got to sail my boat with the roller furling and the new jib that Schyler installed, I am impressed, made my life a lot easier. Rich came sailing with me both days and he is a great sailor and we had a great time on the lake. You guys have a real good crew! I think this season will be a great one!”

Roller Furling Customer

“Your five star rating on Active Captain is well-deserved. We are impressed with the marina and the professionalism of your staff.” [from sailors heading into the Erie Canal.]

Canal Cruiser

“[Schyler] is the Little Sodus Bay marina master-of-all-trades, [he] did a splendid job building, rigorously reinforcing and testing our mast cradle.” (from a cruiser heading south to the Bahamas)

Bahamas Cruiser

“Just a note to let you know, Schyler is doing an excellent job as your marina manager at Fair Point. He was responsible for the launch and haul-out of our C&C 33 this year. Everything went smoothly and with no snags or miscues. I enjoyed watching the process being handled with competence and professionalism. My wife and I look forward to working with Schyler in the coming years.”

C&C 33 Owner


Give us a call to set up a free consultation. We will take a look at your boat and let you know how we can help you.

Contact info

14990 West Bay Road, Fair Haven, NY 13064

Phone and Fax:
(800) 947-9480


We are open:
Daily 9 AM – 5 PM

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