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Old 04-08-2011, 17:31   #1
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Galvanized Turnbuckles

Is there something wrong with galvanized turnbuckles? Where can I get good high quality ones? I know the price is right compared to other materials, plus, steel is a well proven material.
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Re: Galvanized Turnbuckles

Anywhere they sell wire robe and slings etc. for the hoisting industry.
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Re: Galvanized Turnbuckles

I suggest that you buy your turnbuckles and other galvanized rigging hardware from Crosby. 100% made in the US, forged, heat treated, world standard hardware. I'm using a bunch of their gear on my rig. Search for The Crosby Group, they've got a very good online catalog.

By the way, good for going galvanized. It's excellent stuff, and if you care for it properly it'll way outlast stainless.

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Re: Galvanized Turnbuckles

Here is a short hard to read article about the plus and minus of different rigging.
www.rigging-guard.com/ST139%20Rigging.pdf

Port Townsend Rigging (?) also had a nice article about using galvanized but I couldn't find it. He was for it but went into depth about the + and - of using it.

This has also been discussed on this site but I caution you that there is a lot of posts by people who have no understanding of metal fatigue or corrosion. I highly recommend you do a lot of research on your own. I did this last year but can't remember all the details now other than I choose stainless again, primarily for its strength and corrosion resistance and the interaction of zinc (galvanized) on my aluminum mast.
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