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Johnson backstay adjuster
We purchased a Johnson Backstay and getting ready to install next weekend. We have Norseman 7mm for the swage fitting. After looking at the Norseman instructions it seems simple enough to loosen the fitting, cut back the cable (length?), install a new cone in the center of the cable, apply 4200 and retighten the fitting. Does anyone know if it is that simple or is it more complicated? It is my understanding to cut about 8-inches of the single wire (7mm a.k.a. 9/32") backstay then reinstall. Is that correct? I am just not sure and do not want to have a problem along the way. I have the tools and skills necessary but have never installed or cut standing rigging before; I am just not 100% sure if I should do this install. Any thoughts?
FYI- the mast is unstepped laying horizontal along the length of the boat.
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