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Re: Catalina 30 standing rigging
I would guess sizing the rigging is a series of trade-offs and balance like most things in boat design. Some of which have come up in this thread, but some may not have.
You might try contacting Catalina. Pose the question that you're thinking of upgrading the wire size, what other parts of the boat will be affected by that change?
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