Standing rigging replacement

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Standing rigging replacement

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
"First Light"
Newburyport MA/Rye NH
2005 C36 MKII #2257
Wing, M35B

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Hi,
We had our rigging replaced after 18 years as well.
Our rigger recommended that we use Hayn turnbuckles instead of Catalina direct.
https://www.hayn.com/marine/
He indicated the CD turnbuckles become hard to work with after a couple of years.

I have had no issues after 2.5 summers of sailing and the peace of mind with new standing rigging is "priceless".

Bill L.

Bill & Barb
s/v Northern Lights
2002 Catalina 36 MKII #2086
Rock Hall, MD
Northern Chesapeake

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Thanks Bill. I'll check into them. I noticed they are based out of CT. It might be convenient to work with them.

Paul & Wendy Keyser
"First Light"
Newburyport MA/Rye NH
2005 C36 MKII #2257
Wing, M35B

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