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I took a friend out for his first ever sail, and he immediately started looking for his own cat. Talked him out of a cheap H14 by finding an even cheaper old Mari. It's not in great shape, but suits our needs as a fix and learn project.

First question - the new boat has a different dolphin striker to mine. He has a screw thread on the striker itself to tension the cable (mine has turnbuckle on the cable).

Guessing they swapped to the later style for a reason.

Replacing the striker cable as a matter of routine, should we go with a turnbuckle cable and ignore/remove the inbuilt striker tensioner, or is a like-for-like simple fixed length cable okay?

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The ss bolt is very often stuck in the alloy casting and is thus not adjustable. I like the turnbuckle option.  The dolphin striker set up needs to be strong. If it breaks the results can be messy and expensive, and you will need help to get back to shore.

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