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Unfortunately, a lot of people tape turnbuckles and such, but forget that the tape deprives the stainless steel of the oxygen it needs to protect itself and also traps water against the steel, leading to severe crevice corrosion problems. I am really against taping hardware. If the problem is the cotter pin ends... cover them with a dab of sealant instead, after trimming them to the proper length.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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