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post #4 of Old 11-11-2009
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I'd have to review the DVD again, but a good start would be 10% of breaking strength for the lower shrouds and up to 15% of breaking strength for the upper shrouds and jibstay. A Loos professional gauge is worth the investment and tells you the breaking strength for different size wire.

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