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Old 29-09-2014, 15:16   #1
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Standing Rigging Replacement

I'm planning on replacing all the SS standing rigging wire (or atleast ordering the stuff to do so), the boat is equipped end to end with Sta-lok fittings that all look in really good condition. What else do I need other than the wire? Do I/Should I replace all of the little wedges that are in the Sta-Lok fittings or are those reusable as well? Anything else I should be considering replacing?
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Re: Standing Rigging Replacement

You will need to replace the cones in each fitting and possibly the former if it is in bad shape.
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Re: Standing Rigging Replacement

It is recommended you use new wedges when installing Sta-Locs on new wire. Only other thing you will need is a wire cutter ("rigging cutter", "wire rope cutter") of adequate size and quality to leave you a clean end to work with.
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Re: Standing Rigging Replacement

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the boat is equipped end to end with Sta-lok fittings
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I'm assuming that by "end to end" you're not speaking of bow to stern, but both ends of each wire. I only say this because I see more people that have Sta-lok or Norseman fittings on the lower end of the shrouds only. I have all swage fittings all around high & low and I envy yours! Though, I must add, I do inspect and replace my 15 shrouds at regular intervals.
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Re: Standing Rigging Replacement

Aye. Should have said top to bottom and end to end i suppose. I have yet to find a swage fitting on the standing rigging and I think I've inspected them all (10 wires, 24 total fittings) or something there abouts.
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Re: Standing Rigging Replacement

Not sure if you have seen this video.. It might be of some help..

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Re: Standing Rigging Replacement

I first rigged, then re-rigged in the UK, with Sta-Loks. As said before you will need new cones; the old formers will probably serve. Personally I gave up on wire cutters - just too uneven a cut. A good sharp hack saw will do the job in reasonable time and leave a clean, perpendicular cut. If you like your power tools then try a grinder with a cut-off blade - just be very careful not to nick the wire near the cut.

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