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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-09-2009, 23:39
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Posted By Dove
Cheers Nick, i'll use that liquid tape stuff,...

Cheers Nick, i'll use that liquid tape stuff, maybe coat the whole thing to be sure! It'd look tidier too...i use a similar type liquid sealer on all my electrics, lovely.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-09-2009, 22:51
Replies: 37
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Posted By Dove
I wouldn't think it mattered...i assume with a...

I wouldn't think it mattered...i assume with a roll type swage water could find it's way down to the bottom of the terminal fitting and sit there too, at the end of the wire? At least with the...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-09-2009, 17:13
Replies: 37
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Posted By Dove
That's sold me!!... I figure the wire has a...

That's sold me!!...
I figure the wire has a breaking strain of 2000kg, so as long as the turnbuckle is the same or more it should be sweet.
Double nicopress/ferrule/swage, for a bit of extra...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 01-09-2009, 14:06
Replies: 37
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Posted By Dove
Industrial riggers were a bit cheaper, after a...

Industrial riggers were a bit cheaper, after a few more calls i got quotes of close to Aussie $ 160 for a 8m length of 3/16" 1 x 19 wire with ronstan terminal end and turnbuckle (Sydney lifting,...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-08-2009, 18:00
Replies: 37
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Posted By Dove
No problem sourcing the nickle plated sleeves,...

No problem sourcing the nickle plated sleeves, and the swaging tool is free to use if i buy the wire from the chandlery! Looks like i'll be rerigging my boat for (in aussie dollars) $ 200 wire, $ 40...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-08-2009, 16:43
Replies: 37
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Posted By Dove
onestepcsy37, that's great advice, i didn't think...

onestepcsy37, that's great advice, i didn't think of using two copper swages/ferrules, that would certainly give a greater safety factor, and have a similar "grip" length to that of a roll swage....
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 30-08-2009, 21:22
Replies: 37
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Posted By Dove
I am going to replace the turnbuckles too, with...

I am going to replace the turnbuckles too, with fork type which will fit the thimbles if i go that way.
The sta-lok system is more expensive than getting the wire roll swaged, which i must admit i'm...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 30-08-2009, 20:14
Replies: 37
Views: 7,726
Posted By Dove
That's what i was thinking, i might upsize from...

That's what i was thinking, i might upsize from 3/16" wire to 1/4" wire to allow for any loss of strength from using the thimble and ferrule.
It's only a 24' boat, fin keel, but it'd be nice if i...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 30-08-2009, 19:15
Replies: 37
Views: 7,726
Posted By Dove
Sorry, should have used the international...

Sorry, should have used the international language, not aussie!:thumb:
Yes, ferrules is what i'm referring to, so 1 x 19 wouldn't work, is that because of the bending of the wire? I'm sure we have...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 30-08-2009, 17:07
Replies: 37
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Posted By Dove
Roll Swaging vs Copper Swage and Thimble

I have a 24 foot medium displacement cruising yacht, in need of new standing rigging.
Currently the boat has roll swaged 3/16" 1 x 19 standing rigging, and quotes to replace have been fairly...
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