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05-21-2007 03:52 PM
It's a boat term for the ridiculous price the boatyards charge to replace the turnbuckles.
Ahh I understand perfectly

katocomb - didn't mean to sound derisory - was honestly wondering if there were newer or different turnbuckles out there that I had not come across yet... thanks for the clarification and 'thingamajig' is a perfectly acceptable term
05-21-2007 07:37 AM
turnbuckle racket.
Originally Posted by Sailormann
Okay - I give up - what is this ? I have never heard this term before.
It's a boat term for the ridiculous price the boatyards charge to replace the turnbuckles.
05-21-2007 01:27 AM
katocomb This is starting to get complex but see the wisdom. "turnbuckle bracket" nontechnical term for the lower swagged wire to toggle "thingamajig". Kind of a 'you know what I mean' thing, sorry.
05-20-2007 11:53 PM
tenuki btw, my boat survey passed the rigging, but I had assumed when I bought the boat that I would be replacing the standing rigging (30 years old). When I had the rigger come out to do the survery (had two riggers give me estimates, one give me a survey) he wouldn't go up the mast. That answered my question right there.
05-20-2007 11:49 PM
turnbuckle racket.
Okay - I give up - what is this ? I have never heard this term before.
05-20-2007 08:47 PM
sailingdog Good point tenuki... given the recent failure, it might be wise to get a rigger in to do a rigging specific survey. You'll need a rigger to get you an estimate on the replacement costs in any case, so you might as well have them do a complete survey.
05-20-2007 08:08 PM
tenuki Getting a standing rigging survey from a rigger may be a good idea. Make sure he will go up the mast and do a complete rigging inspection. A typical boat survey only does a cursory inspection of the rigging to eye lvl, and a rigger would do a more complete job anyway. Think of it like getting a separate marine diesel survey.
05-20-2007 04:41 PM
jmunson2 Definitely have as full survey done as possible.

My brother recently went through this with our '71 Cheoy Lee 42. Had he done the full survey (involving unstepping the masts and an engine survey), he could have saved about $8,000-$10,000 in unnecessary expenses. Nearly the entire standing rig needed replacment and the engine required about $2,500 in repairs as well.

A full survey is a VERY VERY good idea!


/s/ Jon C. Munson II
05-20-2007 01:13 PM
katocomb Hadn't thought of that, good idea. It's an A4 and has 'issues' but working on that doesn't intimidate me as much as the idea of the mast coming down and possibly hurting someone and/or punching some holes. Having a mechanic look over and estimate costs on the engine has got to be a good idea!
05-20-2007 12:57 PM
sailingdog Don't forget to have them check the tangs on the mast as well as the chainplates... although the chainplates are far more likely to be in need of replacement. If the chainplates go through the deck, chances are very high that the stainless steel will have crevice corrosion at the point it enters the deck at the very least.

Are you having a separate engine survey done as well??
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