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StainlessStanding Rigging 1x19 302/304 vs 316

I am about to replace my standing rigging i will use sta-lok fittings. is there a need to use 316 for the wire? I understand it is less corrosion resistant than 302/304 but it is also weaker. My Alberg rigging is 41yrs old, hence the replacement, I am assuming they used 304 back then but not too sure so i am asking here, what have you used and what was your reasoning for choosing it. i dont mind spending the money if it is necessary Thank you
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I am about to replace my standing rigging i will use sta-lok fittings. is there a need to use 316 for the wire? I understand it is less corrosion resistant than 302/304 but it is also weaker. My Alberg rigging is 41yrs old, hence the replacement, I am assuming they used 304 back then but not too sure so i am asking here, what have you used and what was your reasoning for choosing it. i dont mind spending the money if it is necessary Thank you
316 is MORE corrosion resistant than 304, not less. That is its benefit. It is supposedly a bit weaker than 304 but I've never seen that on any engineering tables or anything, just commentary.

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I would use 316, which as posted above is more corrosion resistant than 304.

My local rigger only stocks 316 as the demand for 304 is almost non existent.

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Thank you, i meant to say that 316 was more corrossion resistant..my mistake. I appreciate the input. I dont mind spending the extra money on 316 but if it is not completely needed why waste the money. thanks again
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