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Re: Bent Catalina 22 Turnbuckle Remedy Anyone?
You just need make sure that the toggles on the t-bolts don't get caught when you are raising the mast. That can be as simple as having an extra hand to mind them as the mast is going up. Or taping them so that they stay straight and upright.
I usually don't like taping standing rigging, but on a tabernacled mast, sometimes it makes sense.
What's happening is that because the rigging is slack, the t-bolt is falling to the bottom of the toggle and if it gets cocked a little, it gets caught on the chainplate. When the mast gets vertical, it bends the t-bolt.
It's just a matter of keeping everything inline as the mast is raised.
Last edited by knothead; 03-10-2012 at 10:26 PM.
Reason: added "and upright"