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Old 20-02-2011, 22:46   #1
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1x19 Galvanized

I have participated in galvanized rigging threads before, and even re-rigged a 24' in galvy with mixed results, it worked, but 7x7 has more stretch than 1x19.

I have recently found out that 1x19 galvanized is available quite cheap. Has anyone used it? What termination would you suggest?
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I have participated in galvanized rigging threads before, and even re-rigged a 24' in galvy with mixed results, it worked, but 7x7 has more stretch than 1x19.

I have recently found out that 1x19 galvanized is available quite cheap. Has anyone used it? What termination would you suggest?
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You could probably find stainless somewhere. 1 x 19 will probably be too stiff, 6 x 19 or 7 x 19 works fine. The wire doesn't cost anywhere as much as stainless but will stain with rust and need to be replaced much more often.
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Re: 1x19 Galvanized

It is all about the quality of the wire. We have had galv last 30 years, and another batch had a bad strand showing rust quite quickly. If you cannot be certai of the quality, well it's a problem.
We used nicro press and thimbles on ours when we did it.
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Re: 1x19 Galvanized

The most common types of Galvanized wire are 7 x 7 for standing rigging, and 7 x 19 for running rigging; where 7 is the number of wires in each strand, and 7 or 19 is the number of strands in the rope.
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Re: 1x19 Galvanized

Thanks Gord, I felt I should have known that but I didn't...Allan
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Re: 1x19 Galvanized

I agree regarding the quality issue. That seems to be the trick withGalvi. I spent a lot of tme researching galvi options and the results were always the same as in difficult to be assured of the quality of wire. I'm sorry to say I can't remember now the name of the company but one older British outfit took a lot of trouble to assure the quality of the wire and would also have handled the hard eye splicing. Very pricey though.
Don Street back in the '70s was of the opinion that it was getting hard to find galvi wire of decent quality and so stainless was comming to be the best option.
I gave in and went with stainless because it was simpler to do so. I also gave up on doing my own wire splicing at that time because the splicing tools were so bloody expensive. I still think that it would be a great skill to have and if the I can ever afford to I will get the tools for it and learn.
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Re: 1x19 Galvanized

I can put a splice in 7x7 pretty easily. 1x19 is more of a challenge.
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