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Old 28-10-2014, 16:21   #16
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Re: Galv rigging and SS turnbuckles

May be more sophisticated for the marine world, but I know for a fact after working in the mining industry that their methods will always be stronger for a like for like situation, just without the price tag.
Marine manufacturers are great at scaring people into the most expensive option.
You tell anyone nowadays, riggers included, that your going to use wire rope grips for rigging. You'll be met with choruses of "you can't do that, it'll never hold, it's dangerous etc.. "

Cranes we used were done this way, and they were subjected to way more force and movement than any rigging on an average cruising boat.
Guy wires for power poles are hand spliced around thimbles.
Just look around, there are plenty of options to paying WAY over the top prices just because something has "marine" in the title!!!
Just my two cents.

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