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post #8 of Old 11-12-2013
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Re: should I replace my standing rigging myself

A new set of standing rigging for that boat should be about $300. I replaced my Back Stay on my Mac Venture 222 about 3 years ago and the whole stay was about $50. The only thing I had to do was Crimp on the the Stainless eye (used the crimp @ west marine for free I prefer to have the professional do it and then me install it. How much are you really going to save? The price difference of you making it and a professional rigger is nominal when you factor in the quality of what he can do. I never had concern about the swaged fitting at the top of the mast. In my opinion it would be better to drop the mast and send a rigger the rigging and have them redo it for you.

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