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General Category => U20 Boat Maintenance & Care => Topic started by: Venti on October 29, 2018, 08:33:24 PM

Title: New rig
Post by: Venti on October 29, 2018, 08:33:24 PM
I put new uppers, lowers and fore stay on the boat. Lowers  and forestay are 5/32wire, uppers are 3/16.
Do the numbers for the uppers stay the same for the larger wire.

Title: Re: New rig
Post by: Don Corey on November 01, 2018, 07:45:16 PM
U20s have always been supplied with 5/32" wire for all shrouds, uppers, lowers and forestay.  Some people did upgrade to 3/16" uppers during the mast failure "scare" days.  3/16" is fine for the uppers and I assume either size would be fine for the lowers but would require two different Loos gauges and wrenches for tuning if you mix them.