Originally Posted by knothead
Thanks, but could you please describe the "break" a little better.
Where did it break? I mean how far above the terminal? Did all the strands break at the same spot or did individual strands break at different locations?
Was the wire swaged or did you use mechanical terminals?
Mechanical, if you read further back through the thread, I did mention it happened 10m above the deck
. I guess the best way to describe the break is one strand breaking at a time, but within a period of no more than 5 seconds, by the time everyone looked round at the backstay, the mast
was starting to go.