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Re: Rod v. Wire Rigging - Valiant 42
From all my research into rerigging, it's looking like moving to line rigging is the way to go. Certainly more expensive than wire, but not much more than rod, however the advantages seem to outweigh the cost difference.
My only question is how less weight aloft will affect the motion of the boat at anchor. I know a mastless sailboat is horribly uncomfortable in any swell or chop at anchor.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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