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Old 11-03-2014, 05:13   #1
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wire rigging dyform, compact wire, rod

I am considering replacing my standing rigging. I have dyform wire now. Is the new compact wire as good as dyform?
If I go with rod, I have the expense of replacing all the fittings. Is rod that much better?

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Re: wire rigging dyform, compact wire, rod

Dyform may no longer be available. Something about a dust up between the patent holder and the manufacturers. Don't know anything about the' compact wire.' Assume you have Norseman/StaLok terminals. Do they make or are special replacement cones needed for the 'compact wire'?? Rod is nice for ultra low stretch but it's expensive, not particularly long lasting and somewhat fragile to abuse that a cruising boat may run into. I'd stick with 316 wire for maintenance and ease of replacement. You might also look at synthetics from Colligo Marine if you want to go for lightweight rigging.

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Re: wire rigging dyform, compact wire, rod

Talk to a Rigger but my understanding is dyform has been "replaced" with compact strand and its strength is comparable and yes stronger by a good percent than 1x19

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Re: wire rigging dyform, compact wire, rod

RDW, do you have any Googlefu ability at all? I ask as all you need do is run a search for "compacted wire" & you'll get some leads. ยป Wire Rigging
And then there's the head of the rigging Mafia NAVTEC.NET Plus many, many others who are wise on the subject.

You'd be wise to target higher end & shops who handle racing boats, given your questions. Though it'd be wise to do some studying on these things yourself, first, so that you can ask informed questions... yielding better answers. And when it comes time to re-rig, costing you less in the long run.

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Re: wire rigging dyform, compact wire, rod

"Hamma strand' is certainly one of the better compacted strands, if you can get it where you are. David
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