Stus-List Disconnecting Shrouds / protecting sails

Joel Aronson joel.aronson at gmail.com
Wed May 15 12:37:12 EDT 2013


The J30 I race on has them.  He adjusts his rig before almost every race.

They are cheaper here:
http://www.pyacht.com/johnson-wrap-pins.htm


On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM, Indigo <indigo at thethomsons.us> wrote:

>  I got tired of wrapping my turnbuckles each spring with rigging tape, so
> made a set of wrap-pins (see
> http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=11151&productId=312993&langId=-1#.UZO2mkq63fAfor commercially available ones.  Makes the job of untensioning /
> re-tensioning the rig so easy and fast. All it took was a roll of
> double-sided velco, some cotter pins snipped to the right length, some
> whipping twine, and a few minutes to sew the pin to the velco.
>
>
>
> Jonathan
>
> Indigo – Southport CT
>
>
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> *From:* CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] *On Behalf Of *Stevan
> Plavsa
> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:34 AM
> *To:* cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> *Subject:* Stus-List Disconnecting Shrouds
>
>
>
> I need to put those plastic tubes over my turnbuckles and the stick is up.
> I'm pretty sure I can do this but need confirmation/guidance from the list.
>
> What's the safest way to go about this? My boat has one set of outer
> shrouds and one set of inner. I'll be putting the covers on the outer
> shroud turnbuckles only.
>
>
>
> Should I use a halyard as backup?
>
> I figure loosen tension on outer shrouds evenly. Put tension on halyard
> (fixed to toe rail) and release that side's shroud. Put cover on, loosely
> re-attach turnbuckle and do over again on the other side. Once done tension
> the shrouds properly. Is this right?
>
>
>
> I've got a brand new genoa and I'de like to protect it best I can.
>
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
> Steve
>
> Suhana, C&C 32
>
> Toronto
>
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