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Old 12-05-2012
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rod rigging replacement

I am considering a boat with rod rigging. I understand the benefits of rod, but it is a 1983 boat and is all original. I don't even think they have pulled it and have had it inspected since the current owner had the boat. I am wondering about replacement rigging, could I go to wire? It seems like it would be considerably less expensive and seems to work for most boats. The Boat is a C&C Landfall, and I will be cruising with it, some offshore and no racing. What are the options. Sounds like replacement rod would be in the range of 8,000 and that would push the boat out of my range, unless the owner came way down price wise. How about dynema? would that be an option?

So would I be turning the boat into a turd by changing out to wire? I like the idea of the long term value of rod but it would push the boat over my budget.
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