{Stus-List} Roller Furler Foil Reinforcement

Bob Moriarty bobmor99 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 14:08:55 EDT 2009


Correction:
The thickness would be < 3/16".

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Bob Moriarty <bobmor99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> My Hood SeaFurl2 foil met a channel marker a few years ago. The channel
> marker said "get bent", which it did. A few weeks ago, I hired a very
> talented welder/metalworker/dock neighbor. He was able to straighten the
> foil to the point where the swivel can now travel from top to bottom. The
> only problem is that the joint close to the impact point is
> still weakened. The swivel will stick a bit if there's any sort of fore-aft
> or port-starboard force being applied to the foil in that area.
>
> The foil has twin grooves. I'm not a headsail quick-change artist and can
> get by with a single groove. So, I was thinking of reinforcing the joint by
> epoxying a foot-long piece of flat bar into one of the grooves at the
> damaged joint. The thickness of the flat bar would be 3/16" (#6 luff tape).
> The width would be around 3/8". (None of it would stand above the groove.)
>
> Opinions? Other ideas? First, do no harm?
>
> TIA
>
> Bob Moriarty
> Ox 33-1
> Jax, FL
>
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