I see what your are saying, let me clarify and correct myself. I do not have the ability to attach fittings to the end of standing rigging, and would of course use a marine supply house for roll swagging needed especially for rigging that supports the mast. I would not want to advise anyone to do that on their own, I will always use a professional on something critical to make sure it is done correctly - that is a safety issue. That being said there are many things we can do or make and save lots of money - I fabricated my own centerboard wench handle for under $10. and it works great! That is a noncritical item. I can order teak anywhere and have the equipment in my shop to make handrails, toe rails, make anything I want just for the cost of the lumber and the electricity and sandpaper from lowes or Home Depot where they have stainless hardwear as well to attach it.
Last edited by gpwil3847; 02-05-2012 at 11:10 AM.