I'll probably have to remove my mast at the end of the season.. I'm giving serious consideration to replacing our 17 year old standing rigging. Catalina Direct sells replacement shrouds and stays. Assuming their web site has current/accurate pricing, materials look to be about $3300 (assuming our chain plates and spreader mounts don't need replacement). Their rigging replacement utilizes swaged fittings on the top ends and compression fittings on the turnbuckle ends. I did a search on this site and found owners thinking about using this replacement rigging, but couldn't find anybody that actually has, so I'll put the question out there again- Has anyone used the Catalina Direct replacement rigging and do they have any comments or best practices they can share?
Paul & Wendy Keyser
2005 C36 MKII #2257