Join Date: Sep 2003
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Re: Replace cotter pins with welding rod
You'll probably get away with locknuts in casual weekend duffing around but not if you drive the boat hard and frequently as you will in deep water sailing.
I must have a lot of credits in my black box.
I have done a lot of sailing on different boats including several blue water passages and I have made a point of doing my turn buckles with lock nuts and I have yet to have one come loose when I didn't want it to or not come loose when I wanted it to.
I guess I need to start turning to religion or something because my assorted lucky streaks will have to end sometime.
Ah well . . .
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