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brak 08-31-2007 07:21 PM

Short turnbuckle
 
Anyone has a lead on 1/2" size (wire/pin) turnbuckle that is shorter than the usual sizes? I have to install something to connect the forestay (instead of the link plate that's there now) - adjustable turnbuckle would be nice but the length is only about 9" so turnbuckle has to adjust somwhere between 8-10". All of 1/2" pin turnbuckles I found so far were significantly longer. Fork to fork or jaw to jaw would work just fine.

Ideas?

camaraderie 08-31-2007 07:41 PM

This one adjusts from 9-11"...is that what you mean?
http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|118|107602|297402|823935&id=123356

brak 08-31-2007 08:21 PM

Yep, but that is the length from the "empty" end to the jaw. Same turnbuckle jaw to jaw is about 13" minimum.

I just found one that is fork to fork, 9" min - ordered it from online store in UK. It still means I need rigger to shorten forestay another 2". These guys are one of the biggest rigging shops around here and they really don't care much. Their quality of work is not bad, can't say that, but it isn't all that great either. I had to redo quite a few things myself after them.

Tartan34C 08-31-2007 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camaraderie (Post 187068)
This one adjusts from 9-11"...is that what you mean?
http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|118|107602|297402|823935&id=123356

I may be wrong but I think the 9 to 11 dimension is without including the swage stud. This part is just one jaw and a body. You need to add a swage fitting and that will bring the size up to what’s considered standard. Unfortunately I don’t know of a turnbuckle that’s any shorter then this unless you get an old style Gibb from England.
All the best,
Robert Gainer.

Freesail99 08-31-2007 08:28 PM

Have a look at www.csjohnson.com Nice hardward, fair pricing.

brak 08-31-2007 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tartan34C (Post 187088)
I may be wrong but I think the 9 to 11 dimension is without including the swage stud. This part is just one jaw and a body. You need to add a swage fitting and that will bring the size up to whatís considered standard. Unfortunately I donít know of a turnbuckle thatís any shorter then this unless you get an old style Gibb from England.
All the best,
Robert Gainer.

Yep, thats kinda what I got. Not sure if this is "old style" but it's this one here: http://marinestore.co.uk/Merchant2/m.../PBBW-120012-A

It's tough to find stuff in UK stores, btw - their English is quite a bit different, especially in terminology. What we call "turnbuckle" is a "rigging screw" to them, and a "turnbuckle" is something fairly different in UK. Anyway, now I need to get riggers over here one more time and I'd be all set.

sailingdog 08-31-2007 11:24 PM

Have you tried contacting Rigging Only...they might know of a solution. :D


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