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Turnbuckles, OEM, Hull # 1472, 34 Mk II
« on: June 10, 2014, 06:28:08 AM »

Just had the mast unstepped and stepped for some maintenance at the top. Rigger reported that 2 turnbuckes were FROZEN on the bottom threaded studs. Never happen, not on my boat. So I went to look at the turnbuckles. I never saw this before. Looks like a solid bronze rod threaded each end with a slash in the center. Can't find anything that even looks like, smells like or quacks like in any catalogue. Any body know anything about these? I am sure they were OEM equipment. Thanks all.
BTW: I replaced the 2 frozen with open turnbuckles and replace the rest ASAP.
Stewart Napoleon
Desiree, OGYC
Stewart Napoleon, Hull #1472, Desiree
Greenwich, CT

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Re: Turnbuckles, OEM, Hull # 1472, 34 Mk II
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 01:55:23 PM »

Hi Stew,

Yup, I have a '99 MKII and have the same turnbuckles on all the shroud bottoms.  They are OEM stuff.  Just have to be carefull to periodically lift the stainless covers on all of them and gime 'em a spray with WD-40 for moisture.  They work fine and are easy to adjust if kept lubed.

Steve Sayian
"Ocean Rose"
1999 Mk II
Wing, Std Rig, Kiwi Prop
#1448, Hingham, Mass
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