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Old 19-06-2020, 08:28   #1
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Custom rigging HELP?

I need a short custom cable to reinforce my aft stay below the deck. But I can't seem to find one resource that sells all the components or that can build it for me.

I have ordered a turnbuckle and already have a 3/8" eye bolt. I need a cable to attach this turnbuckle to the bottom of my chainplate. The new cable needs to have a eye on one end and a fork on the other. The cable only needs to be 20" in length.

Does anyone know a source or vendor who can put this together in a timely manner?

If you are interested in why I need this cable, you can see the full explanation in the following thread:

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Old 19-06-2020, 08:31   #2
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Re: Custom rigging HELP?

You can order the components to build the cable yourself (sta-lock, hi-mod, etc) from several different vendors. I usually order from https://www.riggingandhardware.com/ and assemble myself. Or if desired they can assemble for you.

Also West marine has an online rigging shop, defender may as well.
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Re: Custom rigging HELP?

Threaded rod maybe? Chain?
A rigger cant make a cable with fork and eye? what am I missing?
Almost seems like to make 20" you don't need cable at all, how long is the turnbuckle?
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Re: Custom rigging HELP?

Westmarine rigging shop will do the work for you. Timing depends on the current work load, but I've found them to be responsive. Note that any rigging shop can do the work.
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You can order the components to build the cable yourself (sta-lock, hi-mod, etc) from several different vendors. I usually order from https://www.riggingandhardware.com/ and assemble myself. Or if desired they can assemble for you.

Also West marine has an online rigging shop, defender may as well.

+1 for hi-mod fittings and do the job yourself. You'll get what you want and not have to wait for someone to swag it. The cost of the fitting usually is a little higher than a swag fitting, but after you add in the labor for the swag its a wash.
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Re: Custom rigging HELP?

West marine just did a similar set up for me. Took two weeks and was cheap: $200. I had ordered the same part from Rig-Rite at the beginning of March, 4 months and a couple calls to them with no service.
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West marine just did a similar set up for me. Took two weeks and was cheap: $200. I had ordered the same part from Rig-Rite at the beginning of March, 4 months and a couple calls to them with no service.


Ugghggg. Rig-rite is only useful for old stock extrusions or other hard to find stuff. Even when you call with the exact part number they’re awful to pull a price out of.
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I agree. Have dealt with them twice now. Unfortunately for me I have a kenyon spar with an in-mast furling system and they are the only outfit that has the parts. I will seek all other options before calling them again.
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That is correct. Rigrite gets bad reviews. Rigging only has good service.https://www.riggingandhardware.com/c...g-rigging.aspx
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Re: Custom rigging HELP?

This sounds like a perfect place to use Dyneema instead of wire. Then you can simply put the very simple eye splices in yourself. There will be some initial construction stretch, but in a short length like this, it will be within the rigging screw's takeup length.

I reckon this is a no-brainer!

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This sounds like a perfect place to use Dyneema instead of wire. Then you can simply put the very simple eye splices in yourself. There will be some initial construction stretch, but in a short length like this, it will be within the rigging screw's takeup length.

I reckon this is a no-brainer!

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Threaded rod maybe? Chain?
A rigger cant make a cable with fork and eye? what am I missing?
Almost seems like to make 20" you don't need cable at all, how long is the turnbuckle?
The turnbuckle is only 12". I need around 34". But I was considering a threaded rod with an eye as one option. So, that would require a rod around 27" or so.
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Re: Custom rigging HELP?

I just ordered eyes and forks from Rigging.com. They saved me about $60. Once the turnbuckles arrive I'll get the wire from my local West Marine.

The stay support will be inside the cabin. I've read about many people using galvanized wire over stainless. Anyone have an opinion about which one I should use in this application? The wire should be sheltered from any weather or water exposure except humidity. I've attached a mockup of what it will look like
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The turnbuckle is only 12". I need around 34". But I was considering a threaded rod with an eye as one option. So, that would require a rod around 27" or so.
Duh. My math has suffered in quarantine. The rod would be 19" or so. Obviously, the turnbuckle extends to a max length of about 17".
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I just ordered eyes and forks from Rigging.com. They saved me about $60. Once the turnbuckles arrive I'll get the wire from my local West Marine.



The stay support will be inside the cabin. I've read about many people using galvanized wire over stainless. Anyone have an opinion about which one I should use in this application? The wire should be sheltered from any weather or water exposure except humidity. I've attached a mockup of what it will look like


If you’ve already purchased mechanical terminations, you’d be safest to use the type of wire they were designed for. Normally 1x19 304/316 SS.
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