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The time has come to replace most of the standing rigging on my boat. Here is my situation--
The tangs on the mast are fitted with swaged-on forks. The rigging I am replacing it with is going to be crimped cable (nicopress).
The problem I have is that there does not seem to be a ready solution for fitting a thimble-ended cable onto the tang that is bolted to the mast. I could...
A: Thread it through the hole on the tang, thimble and all, and crimp it in place. Is that acceptable, or will it result in some sort of horrible wear-related calamity?
B: Put another turnbuckle up at the top. Not the best idea budget-wise, IMHO.
C: anyone have other suggestions? I thought shackles might work but none I can find are load-rated high enough.