Dick Green WC1M wrote:
>> You don't mean just finger tight, do you? No wrench? Mine were put on
>> pretty tightly. Surprisingly, very easy to take off.
> Not finger-tight, but as tight as you can go with a nut driver. I wouldn't
> use a ratchet.
>> Having snagged it, then what? How did he get it close enough to repair?
> He didn't have to. As I understand it, Doug assembled the cable end in the
> normal way with thimble, cable clamps, etc. Then he attached a snap hook to
> the thimble. He then attached the snap hook to a fishing pole or bamboo pole
> and extended it from the tower to the eye bolt in the boom. He then snapped
> the hook onto the eye bolt. I'm not sure how he attached the snap hook to
> the pole. He must have had some way to disconnect the two after the hook
> snapped on. Also, it must have been done so that the snap hook wouldn't flop
> around and would be stiff enough to snap onto the eye bolt. Anyway, once the
> boom end was in in place, all he had to do was tighten the turnbuckle at the
> mast end.
Thanks for sharing.
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