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How to get a turnbucle off a stud?

I am trying to get a closed body turnbuckle off of a life line stud. I could get it to unscrew about an inch but no further. I then lubricated the exposed threads and retightened the barrel to get some lube in the the threads between the stud and turnbuckle barrel. This didn't help much if at all. I knock off for the night before I snapped the stud. I'll get back at it tomorrow. I assume the stud is corroded inside the barrel. Any tips other than PB Blaster? Heat on the barrel ice on the stud?
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Assuming you have a stainless barrel and a stainless stud, it looks like the metal has galled. If so, forcing things will cause something to break. My guess is that the hardware is toast.

One way to prevent a reoccurrence is to use a silicon bronze body with stainless studs.
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Fallard is probably right on.
If the wire is long enough and you are trying to save it, consider just cutting off the stud where it is and purchasing a new turnbuckle.
Usually though, if one fitting is galled others will probably be as well. It may be time to bite the bullet and replace the lifelines using chromed bronze open body turnbuckles.
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Thanks for your advice. As it turns out, the last 5/16" of the ss stud was shot and so was the crome plated bronze barrel. I cut off the damaged end of the stud and the local boat yard gave me a used barrel. A little lanolin grease and we're back in business. Now I just need to find a 1/4" -28 lh thread locknut in the parking lot and I'll be set.
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GREETINGS EARTHLINGS Why oh why have over compliated systems in place when some wrappings from good length of strong nylon will surfice and can bet cut if need be, Ditch the complicated stuff and simplify where possible.
REMEMBER THE 7Ps RULE. = PLANNING PREPERATION PRACTICE PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE. GO SAFE
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Cool. So the turnbuckle was an open body? Or was it a bronze closed body. Those are rarer, but Ronstan used to sell them.
C. Sherman Johnson sells the locknuts.
Johnson Marine Hardware Online Virtual Catalog: Page 12
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GREETINGS EARTHLINGS Why oh why have over compliated systems in place when some wrappings from good length of strong nylon will surfice and can bet cut if need be, Ditch the complicated stuff and simplify where possible.
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Good in theory, but a nice pelican hook is a lot easier to release than a lashing. For people who don't have gates in their lifelines though, there is nothing wrong with eyes and lashings.
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GREETINGS , Life lines are also jackstays over the pond, I did not know you are on about your gaurd rails, Keep the plican clips and add the lashing Enjoy an GO SAVE
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