At 07:36 PM 6/19/98 -0700, Patrick Dayshaw wrote:
>As someone who maintains a sailboat with a 50 ft. aluminum mast and fairly
>heavy rigging (picture trying to keep a 50 ft. tall soda can erect). I have
>found that "anti-seize" compound (available at Auto Parts stores) seems to
>work really well on turnbuckles.
If you use that stuff, be very sure to safety-wire the turnbuckles.
Years ago, my daughter had a 1972 Bug that used bolts into the brake drums
to hold the wheels on. After a thousand miles or so these would get almost
impossible to remove.
In a misguided effort to make it easier for her to change tires, I put some
MB2S antisieze compound on the wheel bolts. A couple of weeks late, she
jounced over a train track and a front wheel came off.
There *is* such a thing as too free a thread!
73, Pete Smith N4ZR
"That's WEST Virginia. Thanks and 73"
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