CLucus, sorry, I do not remember what we used, just whatever they had at westmarine or another local shop.
Sailor50, yes, PVC is cheap, and given more time I would have done that. The riggers had metal conduit whch was more spendy and either way, I was unsure of how to install it. I assume it needs to be secured inside at several places along the way. The whole rewire was a last minute idea as the mast was down for rigging replacement just after buying the boat, and a five hour drive from home. I did the whole project the day before the mast went back up, so time was my biggest concern. Having the conduit installed for me was just a liittle to much with all the other expenceses at the time. Three years later I have not heard the wires banging around with the zip ties. Good enogh for me.
Again, if time and budget allow it, I do think conduit is the best option, but in a pinch I have found the zip ties to work well, cheap, easy and fast.
1964 Islander 32
Saint Helens, OR