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Old 17-11-2012, 07:26   #16
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Re: Replacing Rigging

here a pic of mast head the day we put mast back up....all shiny new fitting and a garhauer blocks....very nice to look at...too bad its 35 ft above the deck....but thats where it belongs....
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1971 Alberg 30..preparing to get underway!
USCG 100T Master Near Coastal with Inland Aux Sail
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Old 18-11-2012, 21:30   #17
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Re: Replacing Rigging

Cruiser2B, what made you choose sta-loc over Norsemen terminals, I'm sure you researched both what where your findings ?

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Old 24-11-2012, 01:23   #18
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Re: Replacing Rigging

To have swages done by a rigger costs about the same as doing Norseman or StaLoks yourself. You can do a fitting in about 15 minutes with a little practice. Only tools you need are two wrenches and a way to cut the wire. Norseman's will last for years and can be reused. Swages may last for years but then they may not and are throw aways.
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Old 24-11-2012, 03:12   #19

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Re: Replacing Rigging

I've never seen a stalock or norsman terminal crack. I've replaced swage terminals on 2 boats now where I found the swaged terminals to have cracks that took light sanding to see. Fwiw I'm using galvanized 1x7 strand next time around. I can do the whole boat for the cost of 1 stay and have cable left over out of the roll.
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Old 24-11-2012, 05:04   #20
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Re: Replacing Rigging

I replaced the boats rigging myself with the mast up, mostly norseman, new roller reefing needed stalock. Cost quite a bit but nice to be self sufficient now. Vice and a small grinder with thin cutting blade very useful.

And mast steps if not dropping the mast

Didn't get a quote for swaging so not sure about costs.

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