Re: Gaff Jaws - leather advice?
- 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.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "prthober <prthober@y...>"
> On my Chebbacco I put a layer of 6 oz. fiberglass where the boom
> gaff jaws contact the mast. I had intended to leather the jaws butwill
> 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
> be many times this amount of sailing before I need to do anyto
> maintenance. Neither the boom or gaff jaws seem to exert much
> pressure against the mast.
> --- In email@example.com, "dbaldnz <oink@p...>" <oink@p...>
> > I am rigging my Micro Navigator, and would like to use leather
> > protect the wooden mast.leather
> > 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
> > should be fixed to the mast?used
> > Gaff and batten 'jawlets' - the leather should be wrapped around
> > jaws?
> > Should the leather be stretched and tacked? Should adhesive be
> > to stop the leather moving?need
> > What type and thickness of leather? I have found a source but
> > to know what is best.
> > Thanks,
> > DonB