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Old 16-03-2015, 13:57   #1
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Question about oversizing shroud

I recently snapped at shroud with the mask at my boat. My question is I'm thinking about going back with two shrouds instead of one same diameter. I understand the reason that snap was because of fatigue and my niece rabbit probably fix the problem but why not double up
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Re: Question about oversizing shroud

Weight, cost, no reason too. Ect. If your wire failed from fatigue then they must have been over 20 years old and probably closer to 30. Standing rigging has an expected life of 8-10 years. And absolutely should be replaced by 15.

Proper maintenance not redundancy is the solution.
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Weight, cost, no reason too. Ect. If your wire failed from fatigue then they must have been over 20 years old and probably closer to 30. Standing rigging has an expected life of 8-10 years. And absolutely should be replaced by 15.

Proper maintenance not redundancy is the solution.

Sizing up the wire dimension works well, adding shrouds, will complication tensioning the rigging.
Remember when you size up, the turnbuckles should be replaced as well.


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I recently snapped at shroud with the mask at my boat. My question is I'm thinking about going back with two shrouds instead of one same diameter. I understand the reason that snap was because of fatigue and my niece rabbit probably fix the problem but why not double up
Don't tell me, written on an Ipad. I turned the spelling guesser off, in the end.
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Re: Question about oversizing shroud

More info would be good. Am i right in understanding that you used to have 2 shrouds, went to one and are now thinking of going back to 2? Sounds prudent. Shrouds aren't just there to hold the mast up, they also control it's stiffness and shape. If it was designed with two it probably needs at least 2. Only drawback I can think of is weight aloft, which reduces angle of vanishing stability and alters the movement of the boat by making it less sharp / increasing roll time.
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The original post is so badly written, it's very difficult to say what's going on. Sorry, if someone can't be bothered to write a coherent description of the problem, I can't see how they expect to get helpful answers.
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