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Re: Minimum reasonable breaking load for forestay of 31' ketch?
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....
If a man speaks at sea where there is no woman to hear, is he still wrong?
Cruising the Baltic in 'Merihiisi', a 1979 Westerly Berwick Ketch