{Stus-List} Fwd: Roller Furler Foil Reinforcement

Bob Moriarty bobmor99 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 14:37:29 EDT 2009


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On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:19 PM, <HONEYSAIL at aol.com> wrote:

>  How will you explain this "cheap" fix to the next owner?
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> From: Bob Moriarty <bobmor99 at gmail.com>
> To: cnc-list <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
> Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:16:37 -0400
> Subject: Re: {Stus-List} Roller Furler Foil Reinforcement
> 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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