Standing Rigging

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by RC14A, May 27, 2013.

  1. RC14A

    RC14A Member

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    Ahoy ,

    As I ready the little 14 .2 for sailing , I noticed my shrouds are showing signs that I should replace them. Being a Do It Yourself kind of guy - i.e . budget conscious - I am thinking I can do this .

    I found online the 3/32 stainless 1X19 wire Catalina calls for at varying prices , ranging from 42 cents a foot to almost a dollar more at $1.39 / ft .
    Catalina now wants almost 90 bucks for the pair of shrouds and another fifty for the Jibstay . My calculations say I can make my own for a fraction of the cost .

    I may need to invest in a swaging tool for the Nicopress fittings -

    The adventure begins .



    Good sailing!
    Robin
     
  2. robm5

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  4. RC14A

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    Thank you for the links and suggestions Rob and Jeff .

    The best price I found , from a marine oriented supplier , was Rigging Only - http://www.riggingandhardware.com/p-46495-332-1x19-type-316-stainless.aspx

    Sailrite has a similar price for the swaging tool - http://www.sailrite.com/Nicopress-Installation-Tool

    I was talking last night with a friend who was the Hunter dealer for central California . He has the tools I will need and probably the fittings and wire , he just needs to look through his shop. Good to have friends !

    Robin
     
  5. Steve Rose

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    Other than the mast coming down unintendedly, how best to judge the health of the shrouds? Thanks
     
  6. RC14A

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    Mine shows a couple of signs . They are the original coated shrouds, circa 1986 . The coating is cracked and I see rust stains in those cracks . Also the nicopress fittings are turning green .

    Robin
     

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