Page 1 of 1

C22 Lower Aft Stay

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:41 am
by okchance
Needing 1 lower aft stay for my C22. Anyone have one for sale or know of a place to get one? I've got a couple of broken wires in my starboard one.

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:42 pm
by astrorad
I bought all of my standing rigging from Seco South, 2111 34th Way,
Largo, FL 33771 phone 727-536-1924
They had me send the old rigging after I had it adjusted with the mast up.
The rigging they supply is top notch stuff...better than original.

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:28 pm
by okchance
Was hoping to find a used one to save a little money. However, I may have to go that route.

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:35 pm
by Reality
check out this eBay ad. Says he's parting it out. ... x9&vxp=mtr

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:48 am
by okchance
Thanks, but I already checked. He got rid of them already.

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:22 am
by jsa
I replaced mine with Dyneema. It's just as strong and wear is more visible.

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:36 am
by okchance
How did you connect the dynema to the chainplate and to the backstay?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:57 am
by jsa
Honestly, right now it's just tied to it with bowlines. I know this reduces the strength of the line by aprox 40%, but it was kind of a temporary fix at the time. I noticed some serious fraying on the lower backstay in the crimping and needed it replaced that day so I could still participate in a race. You may have to get a little creative with attaching it.

I'm probably going to replace my rigging and lifelines over the winter and may have a better answer for you then. I'm definitely using dyneema for the lifelines. I may replace the whole backstay assembly with dyneema and leave the shrouds and forestay as cable to have the use of turnbuckles. I just thought I'd throw it out there as a quick and inexpensive fix to get you back on the water. It worked for me.

I know a lot of people that are replacing all of their standing rigging with dyneema. A friend of mine just replaced all of his on his Corsair 24 with dyneema. It's lighter, stronger than equivalent size cable, doesn't stretch much, self-lubricates, doesn't degrade in UV, has great abrasion resistance, and floats. Also, if it does fail it doesn't fling ripped metal back at you.

Here is a cool video comparing dyneema and cable: