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Old 24-11-2009, 18:13   #16
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If you're going to re rig have you considered synthetic replacement for shrouds and stays? Some swear by it. Saves weight aloft, seems to be stronger and may cost less. Dave

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Old 24-11-2009, 18:27   #17
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Originally Posted by svcattales View Post
I was trying to free up the turnbuckle on one of my upper shrouds and broke the threaded stud that goes into the bottom of the turnbuckle. The broken stud surprised me in that it comes in two pieces. The bottom half which connects to a the chainplate via a toggle has a 3/8" threaded stud that screws into the top half. After the halves are screwed together, the outside of the stud was welded and polished. The weld broke, but not the stud. The stud itself is 3/4"diameter.

Is this a common construction practice and does it have the same strength as the rest of the stay? At first I thought this was a "Rube Goldberg fix", but after careful examination it was really designed that way. See pics:

Thanks for the Pictures, a warning well taken---almost unbelivable.

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