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Old 17-04-2014, 17:26   #1
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Shroud Extensions?

I have Lower inner shrouds that I can't grab enough thread with the turnbuckle when tuned properly to insert a pin. Do any manufacturers you know of make extension posts? Any ideas short of replacing the shrouds completely? Thank you for any input.
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Old 17-04-2014, 17:47   #2
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Re: Shroud Extensions?

Just bumping thread. Similar problem on my boat.

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Re: Shroud Extensions?

How is it your lowers became too short?
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Re: Shroud Extensions?

Is the boat new to you? I think the first question you should ask yourself is why are the lowers short? How does your mast rake look? Were they replaced recently? And poorly measured.

That being said I believe sta lok makes a long stud.
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Old 17-04-2014, 18:11   #5
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Re: Shroud Extensions?

I've had the boat five seasons. These two are the only shrouds that are short to adjustment. Rake looks good and mast is true. Cutter rig with intermediate backs. On the hard now and the mast on horses ready for anything needed to rectify. Wire and swages look good. Can't attest to last re-rig. Puzzling. Former owner may have had them on incorrect chain plate attachment to accommodate.
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Re: Shroud Extensions?

If they are short you need to figurate how they are atached to the top tang mast , in any case maybe at the bottom they use a toggle in the lower part of the turnbuckle,a longer toggle do the trick, but the best thing you can do is to replace the wires, not a big deal ....
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Old 17-04-2014, 18:20   #7
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Re: Shroud Extensions?

Probably best to rewire them. Thanks for the push. This has been driving me nuts. The rig is nothing to take chances with. I love my boat and my boat loves my money.
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Re: Shroud Extensions?

Have you thought about stalok fittings.

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Stay extender:
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Old 17-04-2014, 20:36   #10
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Re: Shroud Extensions?

Add another toggle, probably an eye to jaw type. Any marine supply or chandlery.
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I've had the boat five seasons. These two are the only shrouds that are short to adjustment. Rake looks good and mast is true. Cutter rig with intermediate backs. On the hard now and the mast on horses ready for anything needed to rectify. Wire and swages look good. Can't attest to last re-rig. Puzzling. Former owner may have had them on incorrect chain plate attachment to accommodate.
Maybe I misunderstand your post - but it reads like it's been on the hard for 5 years. Maybe slightly hogged and just needs to be afloat?
Internet pics show a keel stepped mast - any marks on the step or on the mast at deck level not quite lining up?

Yard guy helped step my mast. He worked stbd while I did port - I'd set all (open) turnbuckles to two turns at the chainplate end, my side the threads are even top & bottom coz I back-turned the upper threads two turns first.
Yard guy just turned until the threads started so the stbds are uneven. Lazy dummy.
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Add another toggle, probably an eye to jaw type. Any marine supply or chandlery.
If your mast is "home" on the keel then this is the way to extend your rigging safely and at lowest cost. Buy by clevis pin size.
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Re: Shroud Extensions?

There is a reason they are traditionally called "chain plates", it is because you attached a chain to them which fastened to the dead eye enabling it to be placed conveniently for adjustment. exactly the same can be done with rigging screws so just add a few links of S/S chain of the same size as the pin in the rigging screw and you are sorted. While setting this up get a spare length and a Norsman/staylock terminal in case you ever need to do an emergency rig repair - stays usually fail just above the bottle screw so shortening by six inches will get you home.
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Re: Shroud Extensions?

Both Norseman & StaLok make longer stud terminals to do just what you want. It would probably be cheaper Togo with an extra toggle however. They turn up regularly on EBay fairly inexpensively
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