Stus-List Frozen turn buckles

PETER OCAMPO bcwwkayak at gmail.com
Sat Aug 19 07:42:43 EDT 2017


Thanks for the info  will try liquid wrench first  have about 6 weeks to try that  

Hope it's not a full cold weld that does not sound exciting

Peter


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> On Aug 18, 2017, at 9:22 PM, Marek Dziedzic via CnC-List <cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:
> 
> I hate to say this, but is it possible that you have a case of a cold weld between the turnbuckle and the bolt?
> 
> Also look at the below. You may want to be careful with acetone on the deck.
> 
> Marek
> 
> 
> Penetrating Oils 
> 
> Machinist's Workshop magazine recently published some information on various penetrating oils that I found very interesting. Some of you might
> appreciate this. The magazine reports they tested penetrates for break out torque on rusted nuts. 
> 
> They are below, as forwarded by an ex-student and professional machinist. They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrates with the
> control being the torque required to remove the nut from a "scientifically rusted" environment. 
> 
> *Penetrating oils ........... Average torque load to loosen* 
> 
> No Oil used ...................516 pounds 
> 
> WD-40 ..................... ... 238 pounds 
> 
> PB Blaster .................... 214 pounds 
> 
> Liquid Wrench ...............127 pounds 
> 
> Kano Kroil .................... 106 pounds 
> 
> ATF-Acetone mix.............53 pounds 
> 
> The ATF-Acetone mix is a "home brew" mix of 50 - 50 automatic transmission fluid and acetone. Note this "home brew" released bolts better than any
> commercial product in this one particular test. 
> 
> Our local machinist group mixed up a batch and we all now use it with equally good results. Note also that "Liquid Wrench" is almost as good as
> "Kroil" for about 20% of the price. 
> 
> Steve from Godwin-Singer says that ATF-Acetone mix is best, but you can also use ATF and lacquer thinner in a 50-50 mix. 
> 
> *ATF=Automatic Transmission Fluid
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] On Behalf Of PETER OCAMPO via CnC-List
> Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 20:11
> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> Cc: PETER OCAMPO <bcwwkayak at gmail.com>
> Subject: Stus-List Frozen turn buckles
> 
> had my rig checked and rigger found turn buckles  frozen   He could tune short stays but long stays no movement   He advised should be good for 20-25 knots but don't push it 
> 
> Is it okay to use pb blaster on turnbuckles  or is there a recommendation for something else  
> 
> hate to say it winter storage  coming sooner then I want 
> 
> History of boat not known if stick has been down in 20+years     Last ten guess is very light sailing  last 3 on the hard   Does not appear to ever been raced 
> 
> 
> Thanks 
> 
> Peter
> C&c 40 1983
> Goonie island 
> Portland Maine 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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