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Joined: 09/30/2014 - 17:56
wear pads under pahi 52 beams

I am lifting all the beams on Hecate (Pahi 52) to maintain the bottom of the beams where they land on the hardwood pads at the lashing points. The original pads had a thin rubber sheet to stop abrasion between beams and pads but this has log ago worn away and the glassed hardwood surfaces of both beams & pads have been wearing on each other.
Does anyone have any advice on a decent material to use instead of rubber? Clearly we need to maintain a nice cushion to keep flexibility in the junction, but its a major job removing all pods, masts etc to lift the beams so I dont want to use rubber again if its just going to wear away as it has  before.
Any ideas out there?
Cheers all

Joined: 12/13/2016 - 10:04
Wear Pads

I built a 42ft and use 15mm conveor belt material for my pads

Screwed with a quarter recesse and used valcanising rubber glue.

Four years and no sign of wear.

My lashings is very tight with 50mm play front to back. Still no need to tighten after four years.

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