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We recently renewed our standing rigging and it turned out we had a European standard T fitting (and, of course, matching backing plates). The standard Ts from the rigger were very similar, but though the T inserted OK, the body of the new terminals was larger and we couldn't rotate them down to vertical. We had to file out the plates to create proper clearance for the new fittings.. not a big job but easier as the mast was down at the time.
Our boat was foreign-built.. so you may not have that issue, but it may be something to watch for as you sift through various fittings.
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