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Standing Rigging - Wire or Rope?


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Hello, Everyone,

I am starting to tackle the standing rigging on MS's Willie Bennett. The kit supplies 2 sizes of steel wire for the shrouds, Topping Lift, Head Stay and Fore Stay. I have no experience in using wire for rigging and would like to ask for help, tips and advise with this issue. My main concern is in regards to seizing, stretching, fraying and other possible problems. Should I use rope instead of wire?

Thanks for your help.

Kind regards,


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I agree with John. On that model, the thread will work fine to imitate wire rope. 



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