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post #6 of Old 08-28-2006
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Don't sail her until you check the entire rig. A lot of old boats are fitted with aircraft style terminals that are swaged on. This method allows lots of wire to buried out of sight and may well be rusted out.
When I built new shrouds for My Sabre I used Stay Lock fittings, Just for kicks I cut one of the old swaged on fittings in half and almost all of the wire had corroded even though their was only a slight sign of rust above the terminal.
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