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02-07-2012 12:25 PM
knothead
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Originally Posted by peterchech View Post
K that is pretty unanimous thanks!

I was hoping I could save some money by keeping the existing turnbuckles, but I have a feeling that the rigging may not have been replaced since 1981... If so, and if I inspect all the turnbuckles and they aren't cracked and still turn, are they good? Or is fatigue a problem with turnbuckles like it is with the wire and swages?
Yes, the bronze turnbuckles can be reused unless they have been damaged, are galled or frozen or you just want to spend money for nice shiny chrome. Bronze doesn't have the same problems that stainless steel does.

Yes, the economy could use the money, but you probably could too.
02-07-2012 09:38 AM
peterchech K that is pretty unanimous thanks!

I was hoping I could save some money by keeping the existing turnbuckles, but I have a feeling that the rigging may not have been replaced since 1981... If so, and if I inspect all the turnbuckles and they aren't cracked and still turn, are they good? Or is fatigue a problem with turnbuckles like it is with the wire and swages?
02-07-2012 03:17 AM
LakeSuperiorGeezer
Corrosion and How to Find It

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
"Change one...change them all... "
Amen.

If you aren't sure what counts as a crack, go to any auto parts supply and buy some dye check, used for inspecting metal parts. Clean the part, apply the dye, wipe off, apply the "developer" and you should be able to see dye in any cracks. Hardest part of it is finding the dye--but any real machine shop or auto repair supply will have it.
This works. There are other ways to check also:
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Sailboat Rig Problems - J. Stormer
02-06-2012 09:48 PM
TQA That swage looks horrible.

Clean and polish everything; check swages and turnbuckles with a magnifying glass.

Run some walled up panty hose along the wire.

Any cracks or snags and I would replace the lot.
02-06-2012 08:26 PM
knothead
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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
"Change one...change them all... "
Amen.

If you aren't sure what counts as a crack, go to any auto parts supply and buy some dye check, used for inspecting metal parts. Clean the part, apply the dye, wipe off, apply the "developer" and you should be able to see dye in any cracks. Hardest part of it is finding the dye--but any real machine shop or auto repair supply will have it.
All one really needs is a piece of Scotch-Brite and a magnifying glass. The corrosion/rust actually acts like the dye in that it's not removed by the scrubbing and the cracks show up clearly upon close inspection.
02-06-2012 06:40 PM
hellosailor "Change one...change them all... "
Amen.

If you aren't sure what counts as a crack, go to any auto parts supply and buy some dye check, used for inspecting metal parts. Clean the part, apply the dye, wipe off, apply the "developer" and you should be able to see dye in any cracks. Hardest part of it is finding the dye--but any real machine shop or auto repair supply will have it.
02-06-2012 05:14 PM
Squidd Change one...change them all...
02-06-2012 04:15 PM
Rockter It certainly looks cracked and necked.
I really would change that one promptly.
02-06-2012 01:40 PM
knothead

I see what appears to be a crack in the swage stud at the very top. So that definitely needs to be replaced.
The green on the bronze turnbuckles is not a problem, it's normal. You should be able to reuse the turnbuckles if there is no psychical damage and they still turn.
02-06-2012 01:04 PM
BubbleheadMd
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Originally Posted by peterchech View Post


I will prob be replacing all the rigging, including turnbuckles, this spring anyway but if I didn't have the money for that... how bad is this? Is this minor surface blemish or should I be genuinely concerned? (all the turnbuckles look like this)

(in case you can't see, there is a greenish copper-type corrosion on the outside of the turnbuckle)
The green is generally surface corrosion, but it's good to clean it all off and look for any small cracks.
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