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Old 12-02-2013, 08:05   #1
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Wire in cabin

I have a 25 foot sloop. In the cabin, about midship, from port to starboard there is a stainless cable with a turnbuckle at the top inside of the cabin deck. It is a very thick wire and very tight. What is the purpose of that wire?
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:30   #2
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Re: Wire in cabin

Assuming your mast is deck-stepped, i imagine that wire stops the downward load of the mast from pushing out the boat sides.

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Re: Wire in cabin

Assuming this is a deck stepped mast, it probably keeps the hull from expanding, and not allowing the rigging to get loose so easily.

What brand of boat is this???
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Re: Wire in cabin

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What is the purpose of that wire?
Those are the sort of questions you want to ask your surveyor before you purchase the boat.

Honestly, I've never heard of such a thing. If it's intended as a wire thwart, I would wonder whether the hull or the previous owner had lost structural integrity.

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Assuming this is a deck stepped mast, it probably keeps the hull from expanding, and not allowing the rigging to get loose so easily.

What brand of boat is this???
That makes perfect sense. The boat is a 1981 US 25. It's not a problem as it is right at the top and out of way
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