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Acceptable installation of rigging terminals
I have a 43 cruiser that I am busy refitting. This includes installing a new solent style inner forestay. This has been done professionally by a rigger here in Cape Town. But I am a little concerned by the quality of the job and wonder if anyone can comment on whether I am correct in my concerns?
The new wraparound on the mast has been fitted so that it overlaps the cap-shroud fitting, and I assume this would make it a weak attachment, but more importantly, the swaged terminal has been bent during fitting.
In the picture, the bend is visible, but does not show how bad it is. The eye is bent by at least 10degrees from the shaft. To me that creates a weak point as the load on the rigging wire would be uneven as it will concentrate the tension to one side. If you were planning passages into high latitudes - Is this not asking for trouble leaving it like it is?
The rigger of course claims that both items are fine as they are.
Sorry - cant seem to upload the pic, but can anyone comment on whether there is a 'rule' about how straight a terminal must be?
Thanks for any comments