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Re: Minimum reasonable breaking load for forestay of 31' ketch?
Well, according to the Loos site, 1/4" 1x19 316 stainless (which is what I have) has a breaking strength of 6900lbs which is 3130kg, so that's not too far off from 2700kg. Not sure how much that 430kg difference makes in practice...
Wouldn't the crimped terminals have a lower breaking strength than the wire itself? I.e. the actual crimping?
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