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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Caulking bottom of new rope clutches

There are numerus options other than SS. SS looks nice, but so can other options when painted, making them less visually obvious than SS.

Aluminum. Broadly available, light, easy to work. Won't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Caulking bottom of new rope clutches

Actually I found similar plate at Metals Depot and it's quite a bit cheaper. I just bought 14 gauge 304 s/s plate, 0.075" thick. $16 for a 1' square sheet. Same cost again for shipping.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By capta
Re: Thimble necessary for mainsheet?

When the braided line first came out, Sampson would send reps around to yacht clubs, etc. and give splicing lessons. I just couldn't get it and hated the stuff. When I purchased this boat, one of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Thimble necessary for mainsheet?

Don--

It really isn't that hard. Take a look at Splicing Guide If you can't get the cover all of the way through the core in one go, do it in parts, simply reinserting the fid at the first...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Thimble necessary for mainsheet?

For your boat, 3/8" Sta-Set, or equal, with a tight eye-splice, perhaps with a little teflon tape tightly wrapped through the eye, will be all you need. Splicing double braid is really a no-brainer,...
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