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5452Re: Replacement prod too large

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  • yottieguy
    Aug 4, 2013
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      Thanks for that - I was concerned I might have done some structural harm to the prod - I used it for the first time today and it was easier to remove once I got it started by tugging a twisting with my foot braced on the trolley.

      --- In Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com, "tomkirkman1" <tomkirkman1@...> wrote:
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      > If it makes you feel any better, the "turning ridges" you speak of are nothing more than excess resin squeezed out and into the cellophane compression wrap. When the cellophane is stripped, some carbon manufacturers will sand the excess resin and the resulting ridges off, but generally this is only done where weight is a concern, such as in a fishing rod or similar where you're trying to shave off every fraction of an ounce.
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      > As it is, you can completely scrape the resin ridges off without harming the sprit if you need to. Just try to stay out of the actual carbon, size permitting.
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      > --- In Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com, "yottieguy" <pewit@> wrote:
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      > > I finally managed to get the prod to fit after another 3 hours of rubbing down with wet and dry paper when I should have been sailing (grrr) – in fact the I had to cancel the sail after rigging the boat as by then the wind had died!
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      > > The diameter of the new prod is at least 1mm bigger than the old one which is either from manufacturing tolerance creep or the spec has been changed at some point. I was able to use the remains of my old prod to prove this - it fits snugly but without effort to so it's not the tube which is at fault.
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      > > The only way I could get it to fit was to spend time expanding the opening to the tube which had a slight lip formed by resin(?) where the tube is faired into the bow. I also had to rub off all the ridges on the prod itself for the section that goes inside the tube, and then the only way to get it in is to twist and push hard and it's equally difficult to remove.
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      > > --- In Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com, "yottieguy" <pewit@> wrote:
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      > > > Has anyone else replaced their prod and found the replacement won't fit in to the bowsprit tube?
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      > > > I can't get more than 25cm/8in into the tube despite spending an afternoon rubbing it down with 400 wet&dry paper which has removed most of the turning ridges.
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      > > > There appears to a be an internal lip at the entrance of the bowsprit tube where the tube meets the hull which I've also tried to rub down but that hasn't made much difference.
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      > > > Paul
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      > > > --- In Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com, "yottieguy" <pewit@> wrote:
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      > > > > 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.
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      > > > > Is this because of the new continuous furler which has dual lines?
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      > > > > 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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