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I will ask, but if IRCC
something about the assembly process and the need to be very careful not to over torque that they were more susceptible to galling.
EDIT - I think the rigger I used had a very bad experience with earlier Hi-Mods and that made him against them today. He is a Navtec man and this is what he wrote back.
"Hi mods are awful, used them once, never again. They don't use Navtec, they use Hayn ends. Good stuff, not the best." - Translate however you want.
In another email they wrote this:
"The wire we use is type 316 Mil Spec, and has the highest rating we can find. We use Sta lok turnbuckles and Norseman mechanical ends for our big boat offshore customers. The upper ends are Navtec type 316 swaged by our own Electric Hydraulic swager. We have done work for the US Navy and other high end military and commercial applications. We are at the highest end of the certification given by the industry. To your point, the quote is done as if it were my Pearson 10M with my family on board.."
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Last edited by DrB; 11-29-2012 at 05:22 PM.