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Re: Wire rope clips vs. nicopress
I rigged my schooner conversion with galvanized wire and nicopress fittings. I bought the tool used, at a great price. I bought a spool of good quality wire rope and found the fittings and eyes online.
On lower fittings, I coated the completed crimp with anhydrous lanoline, and then covered with electrical shrink tubing applied with a heat gun.
The galvanized wire is less expensive, and easy to work with. I haven't seen any corrosion. I have deer stands with galvanized wire supports that have been out in the weather for over 20 years with no rust. An oily rag rubbed over the wire once a year is good maintenance.
Be sure and match the wire strength to the original rigging.
Privateer 26 Schooner