Marinex and Sta-Lok
The Marinex Company have been supplying Sta-Lok Terminals since 1983 to professional riggers as well as D.I.Y. boat owners who want to rig their yacht themselves or take some parts for repairing broken stays or faulty swages with them on their travels especially when cruising foreign waters. In all these years there has been no reported rigging failure where Sta-Lok Terminals were installed.
All that is needed to get boat owners out of trouble when there is a stay failure are some simple hand tools and the wire matching terminal for effortless repairs.
Sta-Lok is the preferred choice when maintaining your rigging as you can inspect the wire ends by simply opening the terminal so you can see what is going on inside. You cannot do that with a swage and most rigging failures are due to a faulty swage. Furthermore, Sta-Lok Terminals are reusable when re-rigging with new wire by simply using a new wedge and former.
There is a good reason why Sta-Lok Terminals are chosen by leading boat builders including Nautor Swan, Seldon, Oyster Yachts, Fairline Yachts, The Berthon Boat Company as well as roller furler makers and charter operators worldwide.
What is peace of mind worth?
Sta-Lok rigging may be more expensive than swages plus rigging charges but if knowing that your rigging will not fail then there is really no question of what to use.