{Stus-List} Crushed halyard slipping through the clutch

Dennis C. captbuy at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 6 12:18:13 EDT 2010


Love my Lewmar clutches!!!  Only clutch to have.  Easy on the halyards, can release under load.

Dennis C.
Touche' 35-1 #83
Mandeville, LA




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From: Walt Dickie <waltd at crresearch.com>
To: "cnc-list at cnc-list.com" <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
Sent: Tue, July 6, 2010 10:39:12 AM
Subject: Re: {Stus-List} Crushed halyard slipping through the clutch

The old clutch was pretty worn, but it was replaced with a new one this season. FWIW, I don't think I love the Spinlock design. 

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From: cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] On Behalf Of ross and bev
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 7:49 PM
To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
Subject: Re: {Stus-List} Crushed halyard slipping through the clutch

Are you sure your clutch "teeth aren't worn??
I had this happen with my spin lock and had to buy a new part.

Ross MacLennan
C&C 24 , Tobermory

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From: "Walt Dickie" <waltd at crresearch.com>
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 8:30 AM
To: <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
Subject: {Stus-List} Crushed halyard slipping through the clutch

> Last Wednesday night while racing on a friend's boat, we were unable 
> to maintain halyard tension because the Spinlock clutch could not 
> maintain a grip on the main halyard. The halyard wasn't frayed, but it 
> was clearly deformed and the fibers were crushed at the point where 
> the clutch always holds it. The halyard looks slightly undersized for 
> the clutch (to my eye), but it's within the range of acceptable 
> diameters according to Spinlock. Other than the obvious, expensive 
> solution -- buy a new halyard -- do any listers have cheaper 
> suggestions for remedying this situation? Especially a jury-rigged 
> approach that would get us through the rest of the summer? I'm 
> wondering if we could build up the diameter of the line somehow in the 
> area where it's been crushed, and thinking of experimenting with 
> carefully wrapped rigging tape. Or slightly shorten the halyard so the 
> clutch grips it in a different place, if I could think of a way to do 
> that in a way that wouldn't interfere with the halyard running free. Ideas ... ?
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