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Helms 25 shroud and stay sizes

I think I asked this before, but never got an answer. Every spring when I set up my mast and tension the shrouds and stays I wonder if they were replaced with the same size as original. They are all 5/32" now.

So, what is the diameter of your Helms 25 shrouds and stays. I bet there are some 1/8" sizes out there and if so are they original sizes?

One of the reasons I ask, is that if there were 1/8" shrouds and stays as original, I have to be careful I don't overload the deck fittings by using 10% and 15% of wire breaking strength on my 5/32" wire. That could be substantially more than what was designed for the deck fittings and deck if 1/8" wire was used originally.

Looking forward to your answers.

Rehoboth Bay/Indian River, DE
S/Y KJ, Helms 25
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