Re: [IceBoating] Re: Mast Cap
- Hello Geoff
Thanks for the information, the sheave box looks like the way to go.
> --- In IceBoating@yahoogroups.com, "kensteacy" <steacy@...> wrote:
>> I have an older (so it would appear) DN with a aluminum mast(black).
>> The cap on top of the mast has/had a hard plastic tube in it.
>> The cable now runs on the bare cast aluminum making it
>> difficult at best to raise the sail.
>> Would replacement parts be available? or a better system?
> Can you get to the tube to replace it? I know many people use a short
> section of steel brake tubing (flared at the ends to avoid chaffing
> the wire) as a halyard guide. I forget what my old "Norton Wing" mast
> used for tubing.
> You could probably replace it with the Kenyon pulley:
> ("Main Halyard Sheave Box: K-11110A-2" - down a bit on the page)
> Geoff S.
> DN US-5156
- --- In IceBoating@yahoogroups.com, steacy@... wrote:
> Thanks for the information, the sheave box looks like the way to go.The only downside is that it's expensive (if I remember correctly).
Depending on the extrusion, you might be able to mount a Harken 106 or
302 "thru deck" blocks to the web inside the sail track. I did that
at the bottom of a Norton Wing Aluminum mast I built up a few years ago.
- Northwind Iceboats has the Ronstan Halyard sheave blocks in stock $24.90.
requires slotting the top of the mast and uses 3/16" s/s pop rivets. I use the
sheave on the Dwyer DM 375 blanks for Gambit and DN mast.
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- I use the same part from Steve on the top of my Dwyer
--- Nthwind1@... wrote:
> Northwind Iceboats has the Ronstan Halyard sheave____________________________________________________________________________________
> blocks in stock $24.90.
> requires slotting the top of the mast and uses 3/16"
> s/s pop rivets. I use the
> sheave on the Dwyer DM 375 blanks for Gambit and DN
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
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