1973 Northern 25
Join Date: Jun 2007
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As I've been doing repairs and running over everything on the boat this spring, I've discovered that several turnbuckles have become quite seized. The standing rigging was replaced by the prior owner about four years ago and is generally in good shape, but the turnbuckles are of the closed variety, which I understand are more prone to seizing because they retain moisture.
In any event, the teflon based lubricant I used for lubrication last year isn't loosening up these seized turnbuckles. Does anyone have a suggestion for what I should try next? (WD-40? Something nastier?)