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Old 11-24-2002
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Standing Rigging

One minor point, while bronze turnbuckles are not as strong for a certain screw diameter as Stainless steel, they have a significantly longer lifespan. I owned a 40 year old boat that still had its original bronze turnbuckles. On the other hand Stainless steel turnbuckles, depending on use have a 10 to 20 year useful lifespan with 10 certainly being safer than 20.

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