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post #10 of Old 06-06-2013 Thread Starter
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Re: Shroud tension by feel

I put penetrating oil in the turnbuckles and they turned smoothly. I don't think I even needed it. I've tightened them and actually got a nice but of wind to test them out today. While sailing the leeward upper is a little tight, the aft lower is a little loose, and the foreword lower still seemed too loose. Should both lowers be about the same while sailing?

I did polish the crap out of them with bronze wool which was ass then a bristle brush and flitz metal polish.
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