Re: Replace rod rigging or switch to wire?
I'm with leftbrainstuff on this one. If Eyr gets his own Sta-Loks, and cones (remember to carry some spare cones), he'll know how each join is made, and that can give you a whole lot of confidence in your rig, plus, down the track, if a wire breaks, he can do a top flight bush repair (if he carries spare wire). Some places, it can take weeks to get the wire in, even if you have the fittings.
Ann & Jim, U.S. s/v Insatiable II, SE Qld, for a while