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Wire condition after 3 years in Hayn fitting...

Thought I would share these pictures for those interested in using mechanical compression fittings. This is especially for all the naysayers that claimed I would be dis-masted if I didn't use gobs of sealant inside the fittings to keep the water "out"

This wire was the lower backstay terminal fitted with a Hayn Hi-mod compression fitting three years ago and has spent time in the tropics, California, and Alaska. There is absolutely no corrosion, just a little bit of dirt and grime, and absolutely no distortion of the wire as evidenced by its ability to return to its normal lay. I cut this length out of my backstay to fit insulators (also Hayn). I think I can be confident I have found the ultimate rigging terminals. Could you disassemble a norseman or staylock and put it back together after 3 years without replacing any parts?



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This is good news for me I did all my rigging in Hi-Mod 1 1/2 yrs ago. I also did it by the book (no sealant). Did the little crown and cone inside the fitting distort at all? Hayn says if anything needs replacing it would be the crown or cone.
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The crown ring was fine. The key is to not torque them anymore than snug. I spoke with a Hayn tech support guy that said over torquing is one of the most common mistakes people make. It takes a little faith to trust your rig to just "snug" but the proof is in the pudding.
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Check your shrouds; they tend to collect lots more saltwater spray, and therefore corrode more quickly than backstay terminals. What type of stainless is it?
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Sorry to open an old thread but I have the same problem with my new HI MOD fittings. Just how tight do you make them? I have a problem with just "snug". Does anyone here know the correct way, I have seen all their vids and instructions and all they say is 'tight, but not too tight" What the %ELL does that mean? I emailed them but no answer.
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