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Old 15-09-2011, 00:55   #1
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Bronze Turnbuckles

I have just started to do a search for bronze turnbuckles on the net the first thing is where do you buy them? second is there a rating on them a safe working load, if they come from India i really don't think i would like to trust my rig to them i did find a site Bristol Bronze and have since found a wooden boat forum were lots of guys said do not deal with these guys so being in Australia that has put a dampener on that cant take the risk of buying over seas and not being able to see the product so i put it out to the universe to more knowledgeable people than me can you please help me out
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Re: Bronze Turnbuckles

I don't know what size you need but one of our forum members is selling 1/2" bronze turnbuckles at a bargain price. Check our classified section.
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I don't know what size you need but one of our forum members is selling 1/2" bronze turnbuckles at a bargain price. Check our classified section.
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Hayn bronze turnbuckles are made in the USA.
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Re: Bronze Turnbuckles

10 years of being on sailing forums, I have yet to hear of a bronze turn-buckle failure. The ones I have heard of were of SS and of the smaller sizes (under 5/16" - 8 mm), due to crevice corrosion.

But being from India would worry me. Who knows who hammered them out. I would be requesting some test certificates to buy those.
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10 years of being on sailing forums, I have yet to hear of a bronze turn-buckle failure. The ones I have heard of were of SS and of the smaller sizes (under 5/16" - 8 mm), due to crevice corrosion.

But being from India would worry me. Who knows who hammered them out. I would be requesting some test certificates to buy those.
The only fully bronze turnbuckles that I know of are the old Merriman turnbuckles that pretty much disappeared from the market in the 1990's. Nowadays, bronze turnbuckles are bronze bodies and stainless steel screws and toggles. There are all stainless steel turnbuckles that are made of 316L steel and are immune to crevice corrosion, but they are very expensive. I don't know the quality of bronze turnbuckles from Bristol Bronze, but Hayn makes very high quality, as does Garhauer and Sta-Lok--all are bronze bodies and stainless screws.
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