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Nereid

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Fixing Standing Rig
« on: December 18, 2018, 11:04:13 AM »
Hey guys!! Sorry for my absence.. I forgot the password for my account and had a heck of a time remembering it.

I am trying to shorten one of my stays (main mast aft starboard backstay). The fittings are Norseman fittings, and I am looking for a Mechanical Wedge. The Norseman fittings are very similar to the Sta-Lok fittings.

Does anyone know where I can get a Wedge for the Norseman fitting (1/4")

Thanks guys!
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Nereid

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Re: Fixing Standing Rig
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 09:27:21 AM »
**Crickets**

Has anyone done their own rigging before?
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Re: Fixing Standing Rig
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 08:11:54 PM »
Yes, 316 wire and stay-lok end fittings.  Up the mast a lot but not that hard.  Go up and remove a wire, go down and make a replacement.  Go back up and install it. Repeat.
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Re: Fixing Standing Rig
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 07:57:55 PM »
Norseman is no longer is business I believe.
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Re: Fixing Standing Rig
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 07:23:00 AM »
Norseman is  not longer made, but Sta-Lok is.  The article is 2014 and pretty much how I replaced my rigging in 2006.

https://www.sailmagazine.com/diy/a-diy-solution-to-tired-standing-rigging
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Re: Fixing Standing Rig
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 11:06:22 AM »
Be sure to consider chain plates.  All my standing rigging was done 3 years ago and the old chain plates had hair line crevice corrosion.  I still have them as a reminder to replace before failure.

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Re: Fixing Standing Rig
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 01:11:15 PM »
Thanks everyone!!
.. I will take a look and see if I can replace the cone/wedge, otherwise I will just have to replace the entire fitting with a Sta-Lok.. A place I was recommended to is: www.riggingonly.com

By the way, what kind of wire do you guys have for your stays?
It seems that I have 5/16 1x19 but I am not sure.
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Re: Fixing Standing Rig
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 07:08:06 PM »
Its all metric now.  I'm not even sure you can find fractional rigging.  Check that carefully if you are going to be reusing your Norsemans.  You absolutely will need new collars to reuse. 
Oh and BTW, I have broken standing rigging 3 times.  Only once was it from broken wire.  The other 2 was from the fittings giving way.   I would NOT reuse the fittings whatever Stayloc or Norseman say about reuse.  I'm not a rigging expert, but I can give my 2 cents.

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Re: Fixing Standing Rig
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2019, 09:58:51 AM »
--Update--

I have purchased and received New Sta-Lok fittings (5/16" Sta-Lok for 1x19 5/16" wire), and I will attach them this weekend (hopefully).

Also, I will be using Blue Loctite for the threads and filling the fitting with 3M 4000 (as apposed to 4200 or even 5200)
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