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Bosun Supplies offers the experience, knowledge, and personal service you're looking for to rig your boat with the finest marine stainless steel rigging, fittings and lifelines you want at reasonable prices!
 

We not only connect all of our fittings on to the wire rope for you but we will also special order any other fitting we may not have in stock to custom make exactly what you want!

Swaging Labor Charges Machine swage terminals

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Swaging of all machine swage terminals is done with a hydraulic-compression swaging machine which compresses the fitting on all sides at once.  This method is far superior to roller swaging machines that are commonly used.   You will not get a "banana" swage!   NOTE: Custom swaging is NOT returnable.  We'll work with you to assure what you order is exactly what you want and need the first time.

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DIY of standing rigging with compression fittings

  • Thread starter Avi
  • Start date Apr 30, 2023
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What are the risks of replacing all standing riggings to a compression fittings or swageless , with sta lok or norseman by myself? I watch many people doing it on YouTube with no special difficulties. I am thinking of doing it myself is there anything in particular I need to pay attention? The money saving is what I need because I am doing a major refit on my S2 9.2C and the expenses are overwhelming. Is Norseman better then Sta lok? Any advice will be appropriated  

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Avi said: What are the risks of replacing all standing riggings to a compression fittings or swageless , with sta lok or norseman by myself? I watch many people doing it on YouTube with no special difficulties. I am thinking of doing it myself is there anything in particular I need to pay attention? The money saving is what I need because I am doing a major refit on my S2 9.2C and the expenses are overwhelming. Is Norseman better then Sta lok? Any advice will be appropriated Click to expand

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Just a word of caution .. be sure to use some kind of anti seize on the threads of the mechanical fitting. We tried to use one to fix a broken backstay and could not get the new fitting apart; heat, breaker bars, impact driver on a crowfoot.. nothing would budge it.  

Captain Larry-DH

Captain Larry-DH

@Avi re: photo 4. The easiest way to cut wire rope with a clean (unsplayed) edge is with a rotary tool cutoff wheel.  

jssailem

SBO Weather and Forecasting Forum Jim & John

  • Strengthen rigging to improve function of open water cruising.
  • Mitigate by design the potential for corrosion in rigging.
  • Improve running rigging systems to optimize mast base management.
  • Add running rigging options for spinnaker and stay sail.
  • Rewire all electrical systems.

Thank you all for the reply, I always learn something and get educated from all the feed backs  

Scott T-Bird

Scott T-Bird

I think to summarize the reasons why many sailors choose mechanical fittings are: 1) Mechanical fittings are more of an investment to reduce costs when rigging needs to be replaced in the future. They are considered to be re-usable when you need to purchase new wire. But they are not a more economical choice with the initial purchase. 2) Mechanical fittings are geared towards the DIY sailor who may not have access to swaged fittings in remote areas when the rigging may need replacement. 3) Many DIY sailors have more confidence in measuring and cutting the rigging on their own and doing the job independently. There are some who just do not trust others to do these jobs. If you don't fit in those categories, I'd suggest that mechanical fittings may not be your best choice.  

I'll also suggest that with a major refit, as you describe, the best strategy is to focus on the jobs that you know that you will have to do yourself to save money. Rigging is not one of those jobs. The time you save farming this job to a good rigger will be well worth it. This job will probably be done with less expense (especially if you value your own time properly) if it is done by a rigger with swage machinery. I have no doubt that you can readily find several competent riggers who will offer competitive pricing. The job will be done quickly, and well, without any stress on yourself. If this rigging is 20 years old or older (or you don't even know the age), my advise is to do this job for sure and don't put it off. Peace of mind doesn't come for free, but it is priceless once you have it. So, good for you having this task on the front burner.  

jviss

Good points, @Scott T-Bird . I was thinking of doing my own, having lengths of wire made with swaged fittings at the top, those Navtec-style "T" fittings, and Hi-Mod mechanical fittings at the bottom. In 2017 I costed it out from Rigging Only on Fairhaven, MA (only 10 minutes from where I now live!) at about $2,000. I would have to terminate all of the lower fittings. Now, Hi-Mod terminals have doubled in cost since then!!! I'm thinking I should just have them come to my boat, measure, and fabricate the rigging with swaged fittings at both ends. Update on costs: Navtec swaged "T" fittings up 30% from 2017 to now. Wow.  

dLj

Scott T-Bird said: I think to summarize the reasons why many sailors choose mechanical fittings are: 1) Mechanical fittings are more of an investment to reduce costs when rigging needs to be replaced in the future. They are considered to be re-usable when you need to purchase new wire. But they are not a more economical choice with the initial purchase. 2) Mechanical fittings are geared towards the DIY sailor who may not have access to swaged fittings in remote areas when the rigging may need replacement. 3) Many DIY sailors have more confidence in measuring and cutting the rigging on their own and doing the job independently. There are some who just do not trust others to do these jobs. If you don't fit in those categories, I'd suggest that mechanical fittings may not be your best choice. Click to expand
dLj said: The main reason in my mind is the higher reliability of these fasteners. These kinds of mechanical fasteners are rated for "overhead" application but swagged fittings are not. Click to expand
Scott T-Bird said: Not knowing any different, I'll go along with what you say about reliability ... except that I've never heard that the reliability of swaged fittings on sailboats is really a factor worth worrying about for the typical sailor. My premonition is that increased reliability is just a meaningless argument for the DIY sailor to add in the pro column for justification of their choice. Just by sampling some reading, one rigger whom offers both services seems to suggest that mechanical fittings can be harder on the wire than swaged fittings, but defects or damages are more easily spotted with mechanical fittings, so it (how well they perform) may be a wash, depending more upon how well each alternative is actually performed by the rigger. Click to expand
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There's the fatigue aspect not captured in the above, but the poured fittings have always been considered the "gold standard" in wire rope fittings. When I worked in that area, it was the only fitting permitted. Of course, the sizes we worked with would never have been below at least 1/2" and more at the 1" and above. I'd be very interested to see if you can find fatigue ratings for the different fittings. Love the numbers for the swaged fittings. dj p.s. an overhead rating does not mean you get 100% strength of the wire rope, it's that the strength that you achieve is reliable and does not change over time and usage. Of course within reason...  

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Be that as it may, swaged fittings are the dominant rigging system in the sailboat industry. You occasionally (rarely) hear of rigs failing due to rigging failure, but I venture to guess that a poor configuration [1] or an aged rig is to blame. [1] An example of a poor configuration would be where there is not a straight pull from a swaged fitting, i.e., a toggle is called for but not installed. The non-straight pull stresses the wire where it exits the fitting. My Catalina 36 had this issue with the shrouds, and I installed toggles.  

jviss said: Be that as it may, swaged fittings are the dominant rigging system in the sailboat industry. You occasionally (rarely) hear of rigs failing due to rigging failure, but I venture to guess that a poor configuration [1] or an aged rig is to blame. [1] An example of a poor configuration would be where there is not a straight pull from a swaged fitting, i.e., a toggle is called for but not installed. The non-straight pull stresses the wire where it exits the fitting. My Catalina 36 had this issue with the shrouds, and I installed toggles. Click to expand
Scott T-Bird said: Not that there isn't the odd sailor who does consider it Click to expand
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Discussion in ' Boatbuilding ' started by Mychael , Nov 7, 2008 .

Mychael

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Not sure if I'm posting in the right section for this question but here goes. I was thinking of buying a swageing tool, the kind that looks like a big pair of bolt cutters. What do people think of the value of getting one? How useful are they and what are their limitations? I know you could not use them for rigging but I wanted to re-do all the safety wire on my boat, put in new gates etc. Would it be okay for that sort of job? Would the likely savings over paying a rigger to make it all up for me cover the purchase cost? They seem to sell for around the $300+ mark over here. If I were to buy one what should I look for when choosing one? Mychael  

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There are three types of swaging tools available; machined, crimped and crushed. The tool that you can get cheaply ($50) is two pieces of metal, with holes for the sleeves and two bolts to crush the sleeve to size. These are fine for life lines, but I wouldn't trust one for rigging, though many do. The next tool is the crimper (bolt cutters looking thing). These run $200 to $300 and can be trusted for rigged, because the jaws can be adjusted, though on a highly strung rig, you're better off with machine made swage. The machine made swage (there's a couple of different types) are best and will maintain the most strength of the wire. Of course you have to have someone with a swaging machine (and a person that knows how to properly run it) perform the swaging operations on your wires. Not swaging, but now acceptable are the mechanical ends available. These are very good, but the most costly option. They can be installed by the boat owner with hand tools.  

Landlubber

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It depends on what it is you wish to swage. Trailer boats and off the beach boats can be hand swaged no worries, standing rigging for a yacht is usually roll swaged or die swaged in an hydraulic press.  
Landlubber said: ↑ It depends on what it is you wish to swage. Trailer boats and off the beach boats can be hand swaged no worries, standing rigging for a yacht is usually roll swaged or die swaged in an hydraulic press. Click to expand...

Meanz Beanz

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I disagree with Par... The first type of swaging tool he described is as good as the bolt cutter style in terms of strength for the sizes that they cover. The swage ends up compressed to exactly the same diameter and will be equal in strength. I have and use both. I would use neither on rigging any more than a dinghy, for more than that I would always use rolled swages. I make these comments knowing the tools that you will see on Chandlers shelves in Australia... there may be more powerful bolt cutter type tools that are up to more than the one's we generally see on the shelves but I would still opt for professionally done roll swages when doing standing rigging. The other thing to keep in mind with rigging is that our insurance companies are now quite strict with rigging check requirements and I am not sure any home done rigging would be acceptable to them. As for the little bolt up type swaging tools... 1. They produce a neater swage. 2. They are smaller and easier to stow away on board. 3. They are slower and more frustrating to use. 4. They are limited to the smaller sizes. The bolt up type tool will do what you need. My 2c  
Mychael said: ↑ It's a 265ft keel boat so I would never dream of doing rigging myself. Click to expand...
Meanz Beanz said: ↑ Yikes! Whats her name? Click to expand...
http://www.whitworths.com.au/main_i...solutePage=1&LinkedItem=83998&search123=swage Elizabeth St, City... or online SA http://www.binksonline.com.au/store/category156_1.htm  
The bolt together type can't be adjusted and wear out, not that a one time user will have issue with this. The bolt cutter type can be adjusted, though they don't make as neat a swage, it's stronger and can be relied on for trailer sailors. In fact, you note in the fine print of the bolt down type of tool, it clearly states not for rigging. The jaws can be changed on the bolt cutter type too.  

waikikin

waikikin Senior Member

Mychael, there may be no need to buy one, some chandlers will loan it with a price tag deposit for return if you buy the wire & fittings from them & also some riggers will do the work very neatly at their premises for low cost(minimum hourly plus a margin on fittings) if you supply the measurements (at your risk of a wrong measurement). Regards from Jeff.  
Yeah mate, I have about 5 sets, you are welcome to borrow any of them.......I live in Brisbane though........  
PAR said: ↑ The bolt together type can't be adjusted and wear out, not that a one time user will have issue with this. The bolt cutter type can be adjusted, though they don't make as neat a swage, it's stronger and can be relied on for trailer sailors. In fact, you note in the fine print of the bolt down type of tool, it clearly states not for rigging. The jaws can be changed on the bolt cutter type too. Click to expand...

alan white

alan white Senior Member

In defense of hand swaging by way of the simplest tool, the two steel bars with half-holes, even for standing rigging on boats not highly loaded such as my 15 ft gaffer, Doubling the swage does far more than double the reliablilty of the sleeve--- and tripling it (for another couple of dollars) would produce an unbelievably reliable terminal. Ugly? Buehler recommends bulldog clamps I think. Now that's ugly! On my 23 ft cruiser, I spent on Norseman style terminals. On the gaffer, or other small boats I've owned, I've always replaced rigging with larger sizes for greater peace of mind. increasing wire size also contributes to reliability of the terminals. This comment is geared for those who are not wealthy, but who wish to sail on a budget. Hand-swaging standing rigging on a small (under one ton) sailboat is perfectly okay. Double the sleeves, and you will be fine. You'll also save a huge amount of cash.  

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For lifelines I would get rid of the wire completely. The new composite lines are stronger, lighter, and actually less expensive, plus they don't have the annoying tendancy to rip arm hair out. I just made the switch on my Olson 30, and have been trhrilled by the results. It cost me about $400 to get all rope lifelines made, compared to over $650 for wire, and when the line needs replacement in 4 years or so (about 1/2 the lifespan of wire) the end fitting are reusable, and I will just need to replace the line. If you are going with wire, make sure to stay away from the vinal coated wire. That stuff has a long history of accellerating corrosion and leading to premature failure. Personally I would first price out having a local professional do the swagging, since it may not be as expensive as you think. Here they will do the labor almost for free to get the busines selling the components. And in my experience having a $300 tool you will only use infrequently is a large investment in storrage for it without a real use for it most of the time.  
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My swage tools (two groups of sizes) cost me under $100.00. My philosophy, which may not appeal to everyone, is to make every last part for my boat if I can. Yachting has become synonamous with ridiculously expensive and that's fine if you have a lot of money to blow, but for the rest of us, well, we want to sail and eat too. I would rather work on my own boat than work to earn the money to pay corporations and service people to make, supply, and service my boat. It's true that professionals do great work, and occasionally I have tig welding done, for example. But by and large, my enjoyment of boating includes the simplicity and elegance of doing as much as I can myself. I don't mean to disparage anyone who's chosen to define boat ownership as the usage of the boat alone. I only want to encourage the financially challenged to approach boating without feeling like they need to buy or be serviced when they build, modify or maintain.  

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I am replacing my lifelines this winter, but am unsure of the proper tool to use. The roll swages which rigging shops use are the best but are expensive. I would like to use a hand swage and do it myself. Are the $30 tools any good? Has anyone used this to rebuild their lifelines? I know there is a more expensive manual tool (around $200), but I don''t know what advantage that has over the cheaper version. I welcome any thoughts from those that have done this already.  

E, I''ve carried the hand swage tools (both sizes) for perhaps 3 decades now, used them for many things including making lifeline mods and changing out lifelines on multple boats (tho'' not my current one), and I''ve had no reason to expect the quality of the swages to be any different than when using the large tool (which I''ve also been able to use many times). Be sure to follow the directions on how to swage an oval (ferrule) properly, and consider using a ratcheting socket wrench to speed up the operation. Having said that, each time I dig out one of the wrench-operated hand tools, I''ve regretted not buying the large swage tool many years ago. Every job is easier and quicker. So my advice would be to consider buying the big tool now and enjoying its ownership for a long time. Jack  

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I''ve used both sizes of the hand swaging tools on various pieces of rigging with good success. It''s just a bit slow, but it works well. Gerhard  

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This may be off base, but are we talking about swaging tools or nicopress tools here? Nicopress are the lead or other soft metal sleeves that are crimped onto stuff like wire halyards to make eyes. While they may technically be swages, in that they involve the pressure-forming of the metal sleeve around the wire, they''re not considered as strong or reliable as what is termed around here to be a swaged terminal - in marine usage, a stainless steel fitting pressed around the straight end of a wire. I believe they''re put on with a hydraulic press, and are used on standing rigging and lifelines because of the need for increased reliability in these areas. I would hesitate to use nicopress fittings for lifelines, if that''s what''s being discussed here.  

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I bought the $200.00 tool for my lifelines and am glad I did. Johson marine has special fittings for lifelines and the instructions are included. These tools are not recomended for standing rigging.  

I have the "swage it"tool from west marine .Its the larger of the two sizes and at 50 bucks its a good tool.I am using it for standing rigging,for life lines I am simply using multiple cable clamps in case I need to do some re-adjusting later the swages are too permanent.  

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