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I am new to the forum, and have recently bought a Catalina 22. stepping up from a Hobie 14. I have noticed two things that bother me. the shrouds loosen themselves over a weeks time, and today when I walked out of the house I had a broken shroud.

Is it normal for the shrouds to loosen up?

Can I replace the shrouds with a large gage?

Thank you,
Lucky
 

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You put me at a panic! I checked, it has large plates on the bottom of each of the bolts. I don't think its going to be able to pull through.

Could the culprit be the turnbuckle, can they simply loosening itself, I have been able to just tighten the shrouds right back up with them? I'm in Fort Myers, Florida, and been getting hit hard by thunderstorms, living right on the river there isn't much to break the waves. The sailboat gets rocked hard, but I've been able to keep it off the seawall!!!

Compared to the photos on catalina direct, it looks identical. I'll go to the farm store and get the same gage of wire.
 
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