- how many boats have we actually seen go under,,?? I was T boned by an EC12 running at a good speed which broke a shroud laying my new Carr sails into someMessage 1 of 65 , Nov 8, 2010View Sourcehow many boats have we actually seen go under,,??
I was T boned by an EC12 running at a good speed which broke a shroud laying my new Carr sails into some dirty lake water,, thought the boat was going to go under but it only cracked the hull & deck joint and finally blew ashore on a small lake,,
have seen many a RC boat lose its electronics which is a far greater problem especially if there is no way to retrieve and the wind is blowing toward a far shore on a large body of water,,
how many ping pong balls would it take to float ten pounds,,??
- One reason I like the spectra for standing rigging is that it does not stretch at all. Even the best wire will eventually stretch. A big difference in ourMessage 65 of 65 , Nov 14, 2010View SourceOne reason I like the spectra for standing rigging is that it does not
stretch at all. Even the best wire will eventually stretch. A big difference
in our boats and big boats is the loads. Big boats have loads measured in
tons. And their standing rigging is heavily loaded even at the dock with no
sails up. We generally rig our boats quite loose and the loads are light.
You are right about spectra cutting through soft stuff. It will put grooves
in aluminum over time.
On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 12:15 PM, heavywindlover <karenmount@...>wrote:
> I like the fine stainless solid wire for my shrouds, diamond & stays, like
> the rod rigging on the big boats,,
> if you wanting something for very light sheet lines take look at some 30 lb
> spectra,, is like very fine thread and can't imagine any sail size not being
> able to pull it out, also very soft,, just be sure to have a tough surface
> where it touches to run through as it will cut into wood and soft plastic
> very quickly,, is the size of fine thread,,
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