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farwesthoops 08-07-2008 02:49 PM

extending turnbuckles
 
I just purchased an Islander 30 that has been re-rigged. It appears that the forestay was cut shorter than planned and the turnbuckle has a length of threaded rod fitted as an extender. I do not know what the rod is made of but am considering replacing it with threaded stainless rather than recut a new forestay. Any thoughts on the safety or advisability of this?? I haven't been able to find any info on this from my researching. Thanks in advance to all.

timebandit 08-07-2008 05:21 PM

Is the mast raked way back??

Rick:cool:



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Originally Posted by farwesthoops (Post 351434)
I just purchased an Islander 30 that has been re-rigged. It appears that the forestay was cut shorter than planned and the turnbuckle has a length of threaded rod fitted as an extender. I do not know what the rod is made of but am considering replacing it with threaded stainless rather than recut a new forestay. Any thoughts on the safety or advisability of this?? I haven't been able to find any info on this from my researching. Thanks in advance to all.


Gary1 08-07-2008 05:43 PM

Look for a longer bodied turnbuckle, and use just one side. Alternatively, add toggles to make up the length. At least they're designed to carry the load. A piece of s/s all thread is definitely NOT the way to go.

Sapperwhite 08-07-2008 06:30 PM

you're might be looking for a "stay extender" here are some quick examples i've googled:

Johnson Marine: Stay Extenders w/Pins: Mauri Pro Sailing

Stay extender

Hayn makes one too, but the url keeps getting corrupted, do a google search.

Or give Rigging Only a call, they are awsome to work with and give a great price. There may be a threaded extender that I'm not aware of.


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