Can anyone provide some insight or direct me to an existing thread that might provide pros and cons to applying heat to a turnbuckle to get it to turn?
The turnbuckles in question are 10 mm rigging
, and part of the spreader/diamond wire assembly, and are quite likely 19 years old. All other rigging
has been replaced regularly, but the manufacturer (Fountaine Pajot) suggests that the diamond wires needn't be replaced until a fault is found (if ever).
I exercise all other turnbuckles regularly, but can only spray these threads with solvent, give them a try, and shrug my shoulders.
So, should I try heat? What might the application of heat do to the strength of the turnbuckle assembly?