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is it safe?

does anyone have any info on the seaworthiness of galvanized steel wire rigging,and or turnbuckes?how well does it hold up to sea water....etc
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Even fairly recently there are a lot of people who preferred galvanized steel running rigging for distance cruisers as it was less prone to fatigue. In theory by the time it had begun to rust the SS rigging it replaced would have become risky due to fatigue. I have never been convinced of this one way of the other. BUt fortuneately, it is not something that I worry about anymore as most boats have long since gone to all rope halyards.

I have never been a fan of all galvanized steel standing rigging. Too stretchy for no real gain. Also rigging quality Galvanized wire rope had gotten fully as expensive as SS.

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I remember when I was a kid (a long time ago) most work boats and many yachts used galvanized and regularly wiped it down with some sort of oil that showed up brown on the sails. It went away, unlamented, along with hemp halyards, Egyptian cotton sails, and wooden spars.
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