{Stus-List} Roller Furler Foil Reinforcement

Bob Moriarty bobmor99 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 14:16:37 EDT 2009


Last idea. Then back to work.
Instead, jam a slightly greater than 3/16" foot-long rod up the groove. Not
sure about holding it in place. Maybe that's where the "jam" helps.

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:08 PM, Bob Moriarty <bobmor99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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