- Aug 24, 2014
Went to adjust the turnbuckles on the shrouds and they sieze up after a few turns. Any ideas on how to free them up?
Good point. If the stud is SS and the barrel is SS then they can gall or cold weld if there is no lubrication and the barrel is over tensioned. This is a bad outcome.I'm guessing when you say barrel turnbuckles you are talking about closed stainless steel tube turnbuckles (rigging screws). My suggestion, if you can get them off of the studs, with no stud thread damage, replace them with open body plated bronze style. I've read this quote many times on rigging websites and heard it many times from riggers.
This stuff is so messy it will leave a messy streak on someone two boats away if they so much as even glance over this way.Will this leave a messy streak if someone or something brushes up against it?