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Old 07-01-2016, 16:12   #16
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Re: Identify type of turnbuckle

Navtec turnbuckles are pretty cool, actually, and I would prefer them over traditional open body models for either wire or rod. Nice big nuts on the center stud for adjusting, different metals to avoid galling, and you can get extra long studs if you ever shorten your wires and need to extend them 3-4".

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Old 07-01-2016, 16:18   #17
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Re: Identify type of turnbuckle

That's great--nice big nuts on the center stud! If you are closing tomorrow this may be too late but I would recommend a thorough rigging inspection as most surveyors generally only do bare minimum cursory inspection of the rigging at deck and eye level.
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Old 07-01-2016, 16:20   #18
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Re: Identify type of turnbuckle

May be a little concerned about the age of the rigging if I was buying a boat with these on
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Old 07-01-2016, 16:30   #19
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That's great--nice big nuts on the center stud! If you are closing tomorrow this may be too late but I would recommend a thorough rigging inspection as most surveyors generally only do bare minimum cursory inspection of the rigging at deck and eye level.
Uh, actually what I said sounds a little rude in retrospect, but it's accurate. The nut allows you to put an open end wrench on the stud and get some good leverage, without distorting the barrel of a conventional rigging screw. And, yes, I realize that you should adjust shrouds when they are unloaded, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

In other words, I didn't mean to sound cocky.

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Old 07-01-2016, 17:41   #20
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Re: Identify type of turnbuckle

Hey Chuck are they Bronze /SS mix? The ones I replaced on my Passport were extremely hard to turn so as long as I was re-rigging I decided to replace.... I don't remember seeing anything that looked like bronze in them...?
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Re: Identify type of turnbuckle

If you need parts these turnbuckles are still in production. The modern ones are all stainless.
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Hey Chuck are they Bronze /SS mix? The ones I replaced on my Passport were extremely hard to turn so as long as I was re-rigging I decided to replace.... I don't remember seeing anything that looked like bronze in them...?
What I recall was that the barrels were SS and the center stud was nickel plated bronze, but I could be wrong. I had them on a Moore 24 and an Olson 30, but my current Alerion is back to the open-body classic style.

I noticed that CS Johnson makes some pretty attractive SS tubular turnbuckles which I may use when I replace my standing rigging. They are in sizes to 3/8" wire, so big enough for me.

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Old 08-01-2016, 09:47   #23
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Re: Identify type of turnbuckle

Had em on our 1976 Ericson 27. No problems in light freshwater use.
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I fashioned a crude adjustable backstay with one of these turnbuckles by taking a ratcheting box end wrench and grinding the nut on the turnbuckle so wrench would fit. It slid in from the top and was taped in place. The top was held in place by a stainless eyebolt tied to the stern rail by a bungee. Had to pay attention that you didn't back it all the way out by accident. Good enough for occasional beer can races.
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