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sv1794 05-11-2005 07:58 AM

New Standing Rigging
 
I am going to replace the standing rigging on my 30'' sailboat. I would like to hear opinions on Swagless vs swaged fittings. IMHO swagless is the only way for a person planning cruising to go. They can be reused and in an emergency repaired at sea. Yes they are more expensive, but they are owner usable, and what better way to know the rigging than to build it yourself. It may not save any money but I will know every fitting etc. Thanks for your time and excuse this if it''s been discussed before, but with the new fittings on the market I think it deserves review. mb

VIEXILE 05-12-2005 12:17 PM

New Standing Rigging
 
With all due respect to everyone happy with their orders, and I ain''t going to argue about it, I wouldn''t buy rigging from Sailnet again. It took nearly two years to get it right. I was also supposed to get the "free" furler line units for the stanchions when I ordered a Schaefer furler. Never saw them. Gave up on trying to get through to somebody. Even had a store credit that seemed to "evaporate." "Oh, no good after a year." ''Scuse me. My money doesn''t automatically default to you. Send me a check. Boyle finally credited me $100, which was less than I was owed. The rigging: First it was 4" too long. I even SENT them the original rigging with explicit instructions. Then it was 4" too short. They wanted me to add link plates all the way around. I opted for extra toggles. Hence, I''ve got extra toggles in places. Find a local rigger, read up on it, find a cable source, use Sta-lok, have the right cutting tools and do it. I now do all my own rigging.

dkory 05-13-2005 07:32 PM

New Standing Rigging
 
Do it yourself, without question. I have re-rigged 3 of my boats, by myself, without problem. Use Norseman or whichever brand you prefer. I found a simple grinder with a metal cutting wheel to work best on cutting the wire cleanly. Do one wire at time, removing the old one to measure for the new one, and the mast stays up while you do it. When I did it, it was actually cheaper than having the local rigger or boat yard do it.


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