I had one of those sparkling Southern Cal weekends. Flying the 150 genoa and the asym spinnaker for the first time went really well thanks to the excellent (C36IA) lead for the genny and instructions for setting up the asym. When the boat speed went to 7.8 I noticed the massive load on the rig. A squeak here, a little flex there and a whole bunch of tension in the sheet. If the rigging is not original it is well over 10 years looking at the deterioration of the fittings. I would like to start replacing one stay at a time $$$. Are do it yourself stays reliable? Before investing in the crimping tool I would like to know if there are any opinions on the mechanical fittings that are assembled with wrenches and are reusable? Is this project best left to the pros?
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