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I probably shouldn't say it, but I will. In my opinion, you are making a big mistake to even consider galvanized rigging. When you move the boat to a salt environment, it's going to rust. At sometime in the past, maybe it was ok, but time marches on. Stainless steel rigging is used everywhere today (on all the newer boats (last 25-35 years) that I know about), and no where is galvanized used on new boats. (Actually, on some newer race boats, they are moving to high tech fiber vs. stainless, but it costs even more and is not the norm for the overall boating industry). If it was such a good idea, then you would see it on newer boats from the factory. Maybe it saves a little, but hey, you could use carbon steel bolts and screws too..for a time, a really short time. My suggestion, go buy the stainless wire.

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Go with stainless.
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