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Advances in Wind Management...
:lol: The mast in its rightful domain: [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2476/4059118839_babe08de2b_b.jpg[/img] Synthetic rigging holding it all up: [img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3495/4059118921_3ce464abc1_b.jpg[/img] The technique for finishing the lashing is deceptively simple - here is a link to a .pdf file that illustrates the method. [url]http://www.colligomarine.com/docs/misc/lashing_line_tie_ver_1_1.pdf[/url]
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Hi Kim, Your new rigging looks terrific. That Colligo stuff is cool. I can't seem to figure out how to post photos. I think I'm doing it right but just end up with an Xbox. What's the trick? David
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Hi David, Do you have your photos on an internet hosting site? They have to be available to be visited; if they are on your personal computer, you would have to leave it on all the time, open to the internet. My images are on Flickr, for example: [url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/kwhitmyre/[/url] Once the photos are "available," then you just click the "img" tag in the reply window formatting tool bar and paste the photo url in between the first tag and the ending tag. Like this: "(img)http://www.flickr.com/photos/kwhitmyre/handsomeguy.jpg(/img)" I used the parentheses here instead of the brackets so it would show up as text here, since there is no actual image. Here's the lashing lengthened and finished properly: [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2535/4065726330_40995f607c_b.jpg[/img] The forestay and bridle connection(new picture): [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2679/4132922878_da5cc2ce50.jpg[/img] I swapped the original long, large shackle for a shorter Wichard shackle, and the Wichard snapshackles at the boweyes were swapped for shorter Wichard shackles as well. This gave me a longer lashing spread, allowing me to do a proper lashing finish. The dangling line is a temporary jib downhaul. Here's a clearer view of the terminations at the mast head: [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/4065726516_a5ea2a1f49_b.jpg[/img] A lot of work, but what a pleasure to have all these important details done! All the seaworthy stuff! All the rest is cosmetic maintenance, still important, but now once I put the tillers and crossbar on, I can go sailing 8-)
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Very nice pictures, Kim. I an glad to be able see them, because I am preparing to build a new mast for my Tiki21. Thank you very much. There is one thing I am wondering about. Don't you be afraid of chafe from that blue halyard to the synthetic forestay? Wolfgang
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Hi Kim, Looks fab :geek: One questions I have is.............will you be using regular hanks for the headsails? Is there a protective sleeve that goes over the forestay? Just wonder how the hanks will chafe unless you have a wonderful solution.........which I'm sure you do ;) Cheers Rory
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Greetings! The light air halyard (blue one) was temporarily cleated off center, Wolfgang, it won't be pressing on the forestay actually. The Amsteel is very tough stuff, it would likely chafe the halyard ;) I have read reports from sailors still using metal hanks on the synthetic stuff, Rory, but I decided to go with these: [img]http://www.colligomarine.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/produc... Colligo Marine Softies, they are called. I did think about splicing some up myself, but these are a few levels above my efforts. Are you deep in preparation for the race? P.S. Rory, are you intimating that I am obsessive-compulsive? :mrgreen:
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Hi Kim, under the following link: http://www.yacht.de/yo/yo_news/show.php3?id=7718&nodeid=294 you will find a film (starts after a ca. 25 seconds-advertising) which shows you the making of these "softies" very simple and easy. the text is in german, but the pictures will explain by itself. I made the special-tool to pull in the rope in itself, out of a piece of electrical- copper-wire and tape. it worked very well. may the execise succeed! greetings from austria michael
Anonymous (not verified)
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Das ist sehr gut! A very good demonstration of the diamond knot; thank you so much, Michael. I will study the film and be confident in my approach!
Anonymous (not verified)
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Hey Kim, No intimations....................just a recognition of a fellow boaty-teccy-geek :lol: Those softies look great, I can see me having one as a sailor bracelet and my wife with one as an anklet :roll: :idea: As a sailor it could be bloody useful to have a shackle worn at the ready round the wrist - that can be used to spring into action and save the day :P OK...................now let me have your intimation :? Cheers Rory
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[quote="Rory"]Hey Kim, No intimations....................just a recognition of a fellow boaty-teccy-geek :lol: Those softies look great, I can see me having one as a sailor bracelet and my wife with one as an anklet :roll: :idea: As a sailor it could be bloody useful to have a shackle worn at the ready round the wrist - that can be used to spring into action and save the day :P OK...................now let me have your intimation :? Cheers Rory[/quote] Pictures, Rory, we need pictures! :lol:
Anonymous (not verified)
Watched the video, made a soft shackle. . .
Thanks to the Egmont Friedl video Michael posted, here is my first softie: [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4144775039_c3d5e889dd_b.jpg[/img] [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2578/4144775123_63e1314bae_b.jpg[/img] I have a fair amount of 6mm Amsteel left on the spool, so I will make up more for various uses ;)
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