Thanks for casting your wise eye over my rig, and you did have a good look
I am going to change the position of the where the leash attaches inside the
Wichard, it has not come off, but I have never released the bar with this
particular shackle set-up yet, I only started stocking Wichard and Harken
I have changed the release for this Wichard too, from what is shown. I cut
off and removed the stock release "string", after attaching a rope ball to
it and breaking it!
Now I just have a very short piece of 5mm rope with rope balls either side,
fitted above the release spring.
I will post an updated pic, it won't have all the labelling.
I hear what you are saying about the rope balls, but I only use Ronstan ones
( very good quality), and have never heard of one failing. If you are
concerned about this or are a big person just use 2 SS rings.
open 7 days, every week.
> Message: 21
> Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 08:00:09 -0000
> From: "Peter Frank" <pf@...>
> Subject: Re: New file uploaded to kitesurf
> Nice simple setup.
> But the safety leash looks to be able to slide off your Wichard
> shackle, if you are unlucky, when opening the CL release ?
> The only thing preventing, is the slightly thicker "joint" where it
> opens, right ?
> Assume it will work most of the times though...
> Another thing - does anyone know how much the stopper balls (and
> brands) can take, before cracking ?
> They are often used in the depower systems with a ring - so they will
> be exposed to app. 250 kg (almost one line strength).
> Thats a lot, I think - can stopper balls take this heavy load without
> risk ???
> :-) Peter
> --- In kitesurf@y..., kitesurf@y... wrote:
> > Hello,
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> > File : /KITEPOWER AUSTRALIA/Simple safety leashes/Steves
> bar detail.jpg
> > Uploaded by : kitepower_australia <sydney@k...>
> > Description : A bar set-up that suits any inflatable kite or Arc
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