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Post: "Temporary Shroud Bracing? Bull Clamps And Wire?"

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Randell 'Randy' Kocurek

Hey Bud,
I have an idea on how to brace a shroud the marine surveyor did not like (although it dutifully took the hurricane winds of Ike at full force, a direct hit on the shroud, boat tied to concrete hard). The shroud has a sort kink in it about 2 ft. above the top of the turnbuckle. There are no broken strands of wire.
Anyway, I'm not sure what I want to do about terminal fittings or swages, quite yet, and want to rework the standing rigging soon.
Would you criticise someone for bracing an upper port shroud with a 4-6 ft. long section of same size wire rope, fastened at about a half dozen places with what they call bull clamps (I think), or the U'shaped clamps, if that is not their name? We're trying to do a sort of sea trial, and I want to go sailing sorta badly.
Thanks in advance.
Randy

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