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Old 07-12-2007
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Originally Posted by danjarch
You might try your local hardware store. See if you can get shorter tunbuckles.
Bad idea... the local hardware store won't have stainless steel turnbuckles... and generally nothing as large as the ones used in rigging, since most home uses of turnbuckles don't have breaking loads in the thousands of pounds.
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