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Old 04-17-2010
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How important are rigging toggles?

I'm currently getting a lot of my rig re-rigged. My rigger noted that I have nice toggles on all the shrouds but none on my headstay or bobstay. Seems to me like these are the ones that might get the most side load.

How important are rigging toggles? It's particularly important because they just made and installed the new bobstay and didn't put on toggles. They went so far as to point out that one of my whisker stays needed a toggle on one of it's ends but then when I pointed out that the bobstay they just fit doesn't have toggles on it they said it wasn't a big deal.

Is it a big deal?

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Seems like any place where you would want to allow flex in both directions; you would want a toggle. My boat (sloop rigged) has a toggle at all of the chainplate attachments. You might go over to the rigging forum at briontoss.com and ask this; someone there (hopefully Brion) will have a good answer for this.
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