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Old 05-02-2023, 04:53   #1
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Searig NZ, no longer interested in swageless?

So, heads up for those using Searig Swageless standing rigging gear.

Iíve just spent a frustrating couple of MONTHS trying to get together a list of fittings for a Duncanson 37. At first I thought it was Christmas holidays to blame, then maybe staff on leave in January.

But after about the fifth phone call and countless unanswered emails I finally asked, reasonably politely, what the hell was going on.

In the words of the guy at Searig, ďwe arenít really interested in the swageless stuff any more.Ē He then went on to explain they didnít have any stock either.

Right. Well, that would have been nice to know back in December, thatís for sure.

So itís Stalok for the Duncanson and my Kelly Peterson. A pity, because I really liked the Searig stuff, the price was great for a start, and the design was good.

Now my Swanson is ok, because when I rigged it with Searig stuff I bought a complete set of spare cones and ring thingies to allow me to replace the standing rigging from scratch, however others may not have the spares on board.

So, if you have Searig stuff already, I strongly recommend you get hold of spare cones and ring thingies ASAP because it sounds like the product wonít be around for long. And I donít think they ever got enough of a following for someone to bother tooling up to make parts the way they did with Norseman fittings.

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