SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Where to find rigging pin sizes and strengths....
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Where to find rigging pin sizes and strengths.... Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
03-10-2010 03:06 PM
sailingdog Generally, chain will accept a pin one size larger than the link wire diameter—for example, 5/16" chain will accept a 3/8" pin. However, I wouldn't use stainless steel chain. The welds on stainless steel chain links can fail without any visible sign or warning.
03-10-2010 02:42 PM
sailingdog Generally, chain will accept a pin one size larger than the link wire diameter—for example, 5/16" chain will accept a 3/8" pin. However, I wouldn't use stainless steel chain. The welds on stainless steel chain links can fail without any visible sign or warning.
03-10-2010 01:44 PM
MedSailor
Where to find rigging pin sizes and strengths....

The leg bone is connected to the, um... hand bone. The hand bone is connected to the, ur....

While I'm re-rigging my boat I've noticed that the bobstay and headstay wire are of the same diameter. Bad idea, as the angles of the bobstay impart larger loads. So instead of upsizing the wire one size, I've decided that I want to replace my bobstay with stainless chain.

Why? Well it would be more abrasion resistant for when the anchor abraids it or when docking mishaps cause the dock to do the same. Also it will just look cool on my boat. Arrrrr.......

I'm getting a migraine trying to figure out the correct pin size of each toggle, their respective strengths and what pins and shackles fit into what size chain....


Is there a good resource that shows the strength and pin diameter of commonly used forged rigging toggles? How about a resource that shows what size pin goes through what size chain? That would be useful for anchor rode building.

For my specific case I have a 5/8 turnbuckle, which I believe has a 5/8 pin. I'm hoping a 5/8 pin will fit into 1/2 inch chain, but I don't know for sure. At the other end I need a rigging toggle (jaw eye) that has an eye of 1/2 inch and a pin of 1/2 or 5/8. I've found that, but not it's breaking strength. There must be a good table of these values somewhere. I bed SD knows where to find it.

MedSailor

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:36 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.