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Re: standing rigging
I need some Standing rigging help on my G26! lower shrouds are either too tight and cant be loosened anymore or too loose and and can't be tightened anymore. Can I just get my own wire and use the compression fittings? Help!
This sounds like a turnbuckle issue.. seized or galled, most likely. At this point, it's likely you would be wise to replace the lot anyway, including the turnbuckles.
You could use wire and the fittings you describe, but I wonder how much you'll really save over having the rigging prepared by a pro (esp since you're going to need new turnbuckles either way... On that boat the cost would not be prohibitive.
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Last edited by Faster; 04-15-2012 at 01:04 AM.