"The small diameter wire used for shrouds and stays stretches excessively, according to some owners, making it difficult to maintain headstay tension. Going up one wire diameter, at least on forestay and backstay, is suggested by many owners." Practical Salior.
I have seen this first hand.
This is not a "bluewater" should I take my C-30 offshore thread. And my windows are glass, not plastic.
I am asking why there is such a big cost difference between the CD kit and the Hy-Mod setup. And if the cost is worth it, in your opinion. I have used the CD kit before on other Catalina's and had the swag terminals bend or become distorted in one season of use. (C-22). Not to mention, I like the idea of being able to repair the fittings myself. I was just amazed at the price difference and felt the need to post about it.
I am assuming that the hy-mod fittings are of a much higher quality than the CD kit fittings...??? This boat IS used on the Coastal Ocean and does stay in saltwater year round, my slip is a few miles from the ocean and due to this, we sail in the ocean more often than not. Having said that, quality is very important to me. I don't want to replace the rigging every other year regardless of price. I would rather inspect it yearly and replace as needed.
My question then, is what really makes the difference in price so extreme between the CD kit and the Hy-Mod DIY? As I said, I am assuming quality? But having never used the Hy-Mod equipment I don't know first hand. Thoughts? Thanks for the responses.