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Open Body vs. Closed Body turnbuckles?
It seems like most rigging manufacturers are pushing their closed body turnbuckles these days. The newer ones feature locking mechanisms, sighting holes to ensure that you have enough thread being held, Chrome plated bronze or brass, etc. It's nice having a cotterless design. HOWEVER, I grew up with open turnbuckles. Any thoughts on pros/cons of closed turnbuckles? I'd assume one would be a higher likelihood of corrosion due to the closed environment.
I'm getting new chainplates and I figured I'd replace all the turnbuckles (which are showing some pitting) while I'm at it.
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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