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Re: Minimum reasonable breaking load for forestay of 31' ketch?

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Originally Posted by overbored View Post
both swaged and nicro press ends are rated at 100 % of the wire
OK, so the question then remains whether that 430kg difference in breaking strength has any practical significance such that I should be worried in heavy weather....

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