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post #20 of Old 10-19-2011
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I agree that 15 to 20% of breaking strength is the right ballpark, a loos guage is not much money compared to a lot of boat expenses, probably a good investment. I also think going up 1/32 as in from 1/8 to 5/32 is ok. It won't add much weight and should be ok at the lesser tension. Maybe the boat was designed as a daysailer and is now used as coastal cruiser and island hopper. The slightly larger wire may provide some extra peace of mind.
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