Re: scarfing/ Mast questions// cable-wire ties
- --- In Michalak@y..., "no1likhim" <no1likhim@y...> wrote:
> When I built Boo Boo the Dinghy, and it came time to "afix" the sailmy toolbox; good for lots of things, like replacing lost
> to the mast (Sprit rig), I made the sail with the appropriate amount
> of grommets and used nylon wire ties to make mast hoops. I left them
> loose enough to slide easily and have had no problems with them
> since. You can always carry several in your emegency bag.
> I like that; I already carry wire and cable ties in
- --- In Michalak@y..., "Chuck Leinweber" <chuck@d...> wrote:
> I have also heard of making hoops out of pvc pipe. Of course, theOn the PVC, schedule 40 or 80, or that cheap green
> traditional way is to fashion them of wood.
> Forget the wood; too much work
stuff? Also, I assume one has to cut the hoop to get it on
the sail; use PVC cement to glue it back together??
I guess I need the halyard for hoops. Also, what about
snooter (snoter) interferience?
> What did you use to glue the scarphs? Properly done, a scarph is
> as strong, and just as flexible, as the unscarphed wood. Don't thinkI used epoxy and fumed silica, but make no claims as to
> it really matters, I've had them on the bottom and on the top, with
> no noticable difference.
doing it "properly."
> ALL varnishes flake after time. On brightwork on a boat it is easy
> revarnish. On a mast you have to pull the rigging. PAINT the thing.that the scarfs were not "properly" done (until it breaks)>
> > I like the idea of painting; then it is harder to tell
>One vote recorded in favor
> One continuous loop looks better, and is less likely to come loose.
> Unless you are going to tie a riggers knot, your single ties will
> come loose.
>one vote recorded in favor
> No halyard on a sprit rig, keep it simple.
>Now there's a thought. Kill two birds with one stone.
> > Any danger of this mast jumping out of it's step
> > while under sail (might not be comfortable for someone
> > sitting next to it at the time.)? The foot sits in
> > a 1 1/2" deep "recess" in the mast step, and the top
> > utilizes a typical Michalak "gate" arrangement. Looks
> > like gravity and friction are the only things holding
> > it down. Should it be "pinned" in place?
> I've never had that problem, even when I turned my spritsail D4
> variant turtle.
> If you ware worried, lead the snotter to a turning block and cleat
> it off on deck. That should pull the mast down nice and snug.
- Hi All
I just finished making a circular saw scarfing attachment and a taper
guide for a table saw, as per design on www.TracyObrien.com site.
Both jigs work extremely well.
Please excuse if this is old news.
- --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "xshedbuilder <trevord@m...>"
> Hi All
> I just finished making a circular saw scarfing attachment and a
> guide for a table saw, as per design on www.TracyObrien.com site.Always nice to have confirmation that something works
> Both jigs work extremely well.
> Please excuse if this is old news.