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Re: Gaff Jaws - leather advice?

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  • dbaldnz <oink@paradise.net.nz>
    Thanks Paul and the others for your advice. My jaws too are laminated mahogany ply, and fir mast, so the glass wrapping sounds like the simplest for the boom.
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 1, 2003
      Thanks Paul and the others for your advice.
      My jaws too are laminated mahogany ply, and fir mast, so the glass
      wrapping sounds like the simplest for the boom.
      I will try some token leather on the gaff and batten jaws and see
      how it goes.
      DonB

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "prthober <prthober@y...>"
      <prthober@y...> wrote:
      > Don,
      >
      > On my Chebbacco I put a layer of 6 oz. fiberglass where the boom
      and
      > gaff jaws contact the mast. I had intended to leather the jaws but
      > did not make them large enough. My jaws are made of laminated
      > plywood. After a thousand miles or more of sailing there is only
      > slightly noticeable wear on the mast and jaws. I expect that it
      will
      > be many times this amount of sailing before I need to do any
      > maintenance. Neither the boom or gaff jaws seem to exert much
      > pressure against the mast.
      >
      > Paul
      >
      >
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "dbaldnz <oink@p...>" <oink@p...>
      > wrote:
      > > I am rigging my Micro Navigator, and would like to use leather
      to
      > > protect the wooden mast.
      > > If anyone has done this, I would appreciate their advice on my
      > > following assumptions-
      > >
      > > Boom - because the boom jaws do not move up and down, the
      leather
      > > should be fixed to the mast?
      > > Gaff and batten 'jawlets' - the leather should be wrapped around
      > the
      > > jaws?
      > >
      > > Should the leather be stretched and tacked? Should adhesive be
      used
      > > to stop the leather moving?
      > >
      > > What type and thickness of leather? I have found a source but
      need
      > > to know what is best.
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > DonB
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