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Re: Tightening Lifelines
What has happened is that over the years, the stanchions have been bent inward because of fenders hanging on the lifelines or people grabbing and pulling or pushing on them.
You might be able to remove the lifelines, and carefully bend the stanchions back out a little. Or, if you don't want to do that, you can have the old turnbuckle stud cut off and another one swaged on which will shorted the lines.