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"Hey Knothead. Gil here. I am finally able to send you a message. I do have many questions about my rigging and I highly appreciate your offer of help. The first question is, do you think it's a good idea to replace my three cracked swages with a sta lock long stud so I don't have to replace the cable this season? I plan to step the mast and replace it all during the winter"




I guess this is a good reason to check for private messages before responding to a thread.

I wanted to post Gil's question and my response on the thread because I thought it would be a good idea to have everyone else's input also.
I did give Gil my phone # though.

Gil, before answering the question I have to say that in my opinion, it depends a lot on how you sail and where you sail.
If you don't push the boat too hard, don't race, don't plan on making any long passages, etc. then I think that using a few extra long Sta-Lok fittings as a stop gap measure is not a bad idea.

I am assuming that you have checked all the fittings both top and bottom and the chainplates, correct?

I always recommend that when the time comes to replace ones rigging that one replace all the rigging at the same time. It's easier to keep track of that way. So if you are planning to rerig soon, as in next year, then sure, use a few extra long Sta-Loks to get you by for awhile.
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You might want to re-write your e-mail address as ibeearigger {at} hotmail {dot} com so the spam bots don't pick it up as easily.
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You might want to re-write your e-mail address as ibeearigger {at} hotmail {dot} com so the spam bots don't pick it up as easily.
As usual SD you are light years more computer savvy than I am.
Do you mean type it in exactly the way you did above?
Will that work?


And what the hell is a Spam-Bot?
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Yup... yup and yup... and a spam bot is a webcrawler (software that scans websites) that is designed to recognize e-mail addresses, usually by their format xxxxxxxx@xxxx.com, and putting it in a database of e-mail addresses, and then they sell or spam the e-mail addresses contained in the list.

Also, notice how the e-mail address I typed above is an active link...

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As usual SD you are light years more computer savvy than I am.
Do you mean type it in exactly the way you did above?
Will that work?


And what the hell is a Spam-Bot?
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Thanks SD.
Took me a while to get it.
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I love this site! Youse guys are so great. One more question. What's the best way to measure all my fittings and wire width and length and all that? I know, a tape measure, but what am I looking for? What is the diff between metric and good ol 'merican when I am measuring. I am assuming mine is all 'merican measurements, because it is an Orion build 1977.
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Pacific Seacraft Orion?

I replaced all my rigging myself. The job is easy. It cost me under $1000 in parts and "free" about a day of my labor. Stepping the mast fees depend on the yard.

I stepped the mast, then did everything from the ground. I went with Hi-Mod fittings, way easy if you follow the instructions.

I used Rigging Only as my parts source. Really good people over there. I had an issue where my shroud toggle pin size was different than the thread size (apparently pretty uncommon). My old fittings were Merriman, they got bought out in the late 80's. The company that bought them was Anderson in Nz. Anderson was the only place we could find the toggles, and Rigging Only had them in my hand in a few days at the same cost of similarly sized toggles (no shipping or fees for the special item). To measure the rigging go the easy way and get a Rigger's Gauge:
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EDIT: This thing is awesome! It costs under $10 and measures everything, ID and OD.
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Sapperwhite! That is just the gizmo I been searching for. I owe you a beer whenever I run into you out there!
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