T-Ball Fittings on Upper and Lower Shrouds

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T-Ball Fittings on Upper and Lower Shrouds

Post by Dr.M » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:32 pm

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the T-Ball fittings and slots that are installed in the mast for the main (upper) and lower shrouds? I'm purchasing new standing rigging for hull #45 (1982 vintage) and this info would be useful for my rigger (and me). There appear to be several manufacturers of 3/16 T-Ball fittings, and some require specific slot fittings. I'm hoping to reuse my slots.


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Re: T-Ball Fittings on Upper and Lower Shrouds

Post by Stef » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:15 pm

Rigging Only in Mass. www.riggingonly.com

Pretty sure it's 3/16 T ball "old style". I sent him my old rigging and and told him it was maxed out on turnbuckles. Received new and it's perfect with lot's of adjustment. He also did a set for another 7.9 in my club and he had same results.
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Re: T-Ball Fittings on Upper and Lower Shrouds

Post by FEVER » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:42 am

Let me ad a bit on Just Rigging. I had them make a synthetic backstay for my 7.9.
When I received it there was a problem with it.
Everyone makes errors. A better measurement of a person or company is how well they
correct the error.
Rigging Only stepped up and took care of me; even covered my Priority Mail cost to return
the item. First class outfit.

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