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Old 12-16-2007
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Just re-rigged..

I just re-rigged this past spring and chose swages at the top and Norseman's at the bottom.

Honestly you'd have to be a complete blundering idiot who can't read to screw up installation of any of the brands. I have yet to hear of a mechanical fitting failure and I know many boaters who use them. Perhaps your yard just wants the business of swaging??

In the past I've used Sta-Loc and they too are a great product but Sta-Loc's prices went through the roof this year so much so that my rigger dropped the line. I don't know much about the Hayn Hi-Mods but Hayn is a very well respected company.

I will never use a swage at the bottom again...
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