Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SF Bay area
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My rigging passed survey in 2008, and when I unstepped the mast in 2009, one of the shroud studs snapped off inside the turnbuckle. When I brought it too a rigger to have it replaced, the rigger said it was built by a company that went out of business thirty years ago.
Still sailing on the other seven pieces of original standing rigging... but at least I've inspected them personally
And I will never buy a barrel-type turnbuckle.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27