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post #29 of Old 08-29-2006
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Originally Posted by ktucker8
Well I was going to remove the chain plates one at a time?And check them for corrosion then buy cable and new hardware with the proper crimping tool and cut and replace each cable the same length as the old one ,one at a time. I wasn't sure if I could remove all the shroud lines at the same time even being dockside if that was wise and being a Columbia my mast does not run through the cabin to the keel.

My sweetie says: "pull the @#$%#$%ing spar and check EVERYTHING, dont try to do this on the cheap"

I believe him, he know what he's doing, having worked on rigging boats for over 30 years.


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