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Re: Shroud clips, oversized or undersized?
Ideally you should not be using 1x19 wire bent around thimbles. The 1x19 doesn't like to bend and you'll see the strands start to separate a bit as they are forced around the thimbles.
However, I had 1x19 wire bent around thimbles and swedged with the (doubled) nicopress fittings you posted on my 10,000lb 31ft boat and it did hold up the stick. Personally I wouldn't do it again that way on a keelboat, but the risks are less in a dinghy. You'll probably be just fine, but next time you rig something like this it would be better to use 7x19 wire as it tolerates bending around the thimbles better. Also double nicropress sleeves are never necessary. If the sleeve is slipping, it's the wrong size, or was not pressed on correctly.
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