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5431Re: [Weta-Trimarans] Steel loop on top of prod

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  • Robert Spencer
    Aug 1, 2013
      While some if us may have seen what you do to perfectly innocent PVC irrigation pipes, I think it is best kept off the forum, and in the privacy of your own garage... even if you are El Presedentè...

      (Actually, when you kick my ass in SFO next month, I'm going to protest and demand a solvent abuse test.....)


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      On 1 Aug 2013, at 20:01, "Bruce Fleming" <wavejump@...> wrote:

      I think most of us have found there is no need for the original "saddle" on
      the prod after upgrading to the continuous loop furling system.

      Actually, I fashioned a prototype from a half-section of PVC irrigation pipe
      with saddles for both lines entering/exiting the new furler, and attached
      this piece to the prod near the original saddle with plastic cable "zip"
      ties, since I was curious if this would improve the performance of the
      system. I've found it doesn't. Another fine example of KISS = Keep It
      Simple, Sailor!


      Bruce Fleming

      Akahele!, #276

      San Diego, California

      From: Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of yottieguy
      Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2013 4:24 AM
      To: Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Weta-Trimarans] Steel loop on top of prod

      I just picked up the replacement for my broken prod and noticed that the
      steel loop riveted to the top of the old prod, that acts as a guide for the
      furler line, is missing from the new prod.

      Is this because of the new continuous furler which has dual lines?

      Is it worth adding or should I just let the line hang loose (it's under load
      from the bungee tensioner) or should I improvise something else with a cable
      tie until I decide if it's worth upgrading to the continuous furler from my
      current Harken furler.

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