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I am Stuck on Standing Rigging

Discussion in 'Catalina 30' started by reprieve, Dec 26, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. lillia28


    Joined Jul 22, 2011
    138 posts, 26 likes
    Mariner Yacht Co.(NH) Mariner 28
    US Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    Call Catalina. They are very supportive of the C 30 community, and I suspect they might have done some cocktail napkin type calculations on what standing rigging sizes should be. I second or third the Rigger's Apprentice suggestion. Rigging is a system, and making one part of the system bigger most likely leads to imbalance not greater system strength.

  2. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    554 posts, 112 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    You also have the choice of different grades of wire.

    1/4" 316 SS 1x19 wire rope, minimum break strength 6900lbs, $2.00/ft
    1/4" 304 SS 1x19 wire rope, minimum break strength 8200lbs, $1.57/ft
    1/4" Nitronic 50 rod rigging, minimum break strength 10300lbs, ?$/ft

  3. reprieve


    Joined Dec 3, 2003
    14 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 30
    6205 US mobile
    Whoa! I'll be researching this!!!

  4. Jackdaw


    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,277 posts, 2,452 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    The max strain/load that your rig can ever be at is at a point well known to the designers. And they size the rigging accordingly. There’s no reason to upsize. Just maintain it and you’ll be fine.

    Stick to SS. PBO is a needless and unnecessary expense on the Catalina 30.

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