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Old 11-03-2015, 10:32   #1
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New rigging on Beneteau 423 1 x 19 wire grade 316?

I'm preparing my 2003 Beneteau 423 for extended cruising. I'm based in San Francisco and planning on going to Mexico and then either crossing the Pacific or cruising the Carribbean and an Atlantic crossing.

I've gotten several quotes, but they vary a lot in price. The cheapest one was $3800 from the company that currently has my boat out of the water for a bottom painting job, they're quoting 1 x 19 wire grade 316 which they say is the best for the tropics. The most expensive ones were $12-15k...

Is this the best rigging I can get? Should I be asking more questions or considering another kind of wire/materials?

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Old 11-03-2015, 12:57   #2
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Re: New rigging on Beneteau 423 1 x 19 wire grade 316?

Call John Franta at Colligio and inquire about fiber rigging. If I was planning on heading out its what I would use.

If sticking with wire call Beneteau. You need to know what's there now and stick with it. If they used 304 then switching to 316 will get you more corrosion resistance, but will also reduce the strength of the wire. This may or may not be an issue, but you need to know to design around it.

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Re: New rigging on Beneteau 423 1 x 19 wire grade 316?

3800$$ is a good deallll!!! 12000 and 15000 $ nahh is just to much money...

Ask about if they include labour, crane, new pins, etc.. the other good option is to swicth to Dyform wire, a litle bit more expensive than regular 1x19 wire but with some more strenght, and 316 is the way to go, with one or the other you can sleep well , my 2 cents for Dyform, we rigged a bene 50 5 years ago with dyform and today looks really nice... also some riggers just swage once the termination , i sugest you ask for doublé press the swage on both sides...cheers...
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