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Cast loc fittings

Does anyone have a source for these fittings and the epoxy kits for them??

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I don't know of a source for cast-locks but I just have to ask. Why would you want to use cast-lock fittings when there are so many better alternatives.
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Doesn't mean you can't change to something better...
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Doesn't mean you can't change to something better...
Doesn't mean you shouldn't change to something better.
Sta-lok fittings are pretty user friendly. Lots of companies make mechanical fittings. Some are better than others, virtually all are better than cast locks.
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Doesn't mean you shouldn't change to something better.
Sta-lok fittings are pretty user friendly. Lots of companies make mechanical fittings. Some are better than others, virtually all are better than cast locks.
LOL, true... very true.
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Re: Cast loc fittings

I have the Castloc fittings but the epoxy went bad some years ago. I bought the turnbuckles intending them for a steel cutter I built. I never used them. I would also like to find the epoxy kits but my searches haven't turned up any leads. I haven't any plans for them now.

I am curious about knothead's antipathy toward castloc. Personal experience? Anecdotal? Years past, castloc was popular and many fellow builders used them. I did hear some criticisms, about difficulties getting them right when rigging them and apocalyptic tales of lightening-struck stays and shrouds that failed when the epoxy got fried.

Anyway, I have a set of them for a cutter-rig but no epoxy. I imagine an adhesives outfit could work with you to create an alternative to the original mix. That might be a turnoff given the potential uncertainties.
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Re: Cast loc fittings

In years past manila rope was popular as well - but there have been improvements.
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Re: Cast loc fittings

That's a silly response! I asked for information, not sarcasm. What is YOUR personal experience with castloc?
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Years past, castloc was popular and many fellow builders used them. I did hear some criticisms, about difficulties getting them right when rigging them...
You brought up the past. I have no personal experience with them. Castloc fittings were old news when I started sailing - over 4 decades ago.

Listen to Knothead - he is a respected professional rigger who knows his business well.

Also it is a better idea to start a new thread. Many members when opening a resurrected thread like this look at the date it was started and ignore it.

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