Originally Posted by knothead
But, please keep in mind that the rod is just as old as that turnbuckle and is made of the same material. Rod is nothing more than single strand wire. When it goes, it doesn't give you any warning.
Also, If you have a Navtec turnbuckle on the bobstay, I would not be surprized if you have them on the rest of the rig as well. If you do, it's likely that they are of the same vintage. I hope you've inspected everything carefully.
The rod is not the same material as the fittings. the fittings are made of 316L stainless steel and the rod is cold drawn Nitronic 50. Nitronic 50 has twice strength and much greater corrosion resistance then the 316 stainless steels. it is also engineered to be cold headed