: I've had stainless rigging with poured sockets on my 46-ft home-built steel boat
for over 15 years and am very happy with it. Replaced rigging last year and re-used all the bronze sockets (see my blog
). The reason I chose poured sockets over the common fittings is that you can easily replace them on board, all you need is extra zinc alloy (called Magnolia) and your galley
stove to heat it over. For cruisers in remote
locations this is a big bonus. It also happens to be one of the strongest forms of wire termination (used in construction and elelvators, among others) and cheaper than other re-usable terminals.
Fair winds and following seas, Ron