Re: parker ohio sharpie flotation
- I would imagine that if Bolger had designed a pelican hook and turnbuckle arrangement on the cabin, and felt it needed a lot of force, he would have mentioned the turnbuckles, as the part of the arrangement that could add real tension to the joint.
But my idea is that the toggle latches
do put quite a bit of force, but not over as wide a range as a c-clamp, for instance. But if you think of a lot of o-rings or a dripless prop shaft seal, or a relatively soft plastic like a Sikaflex caulking, the pressure is very much secondary to the fit and that is what I am thinking of, a very tight and self-making custom fit.
--- In email@example.com, "Christopher C. Wetherill" <wetherillc@...> wrote:
> This is a classic example of commenting before completely thinking
> through the subject. It occurs to me that I assumed without stating
> that the attainment of high force in the hold downs would be needed.
> Unless they are specially made, toggle latches, which I take to be over
> centering latches like on a tool box, do not put a lot of force on the
> juncture between cabin top and gunwale. I would want something with a
> lot of mechanical advantage, hence my preference for turnbuckles or clamps.
> On 2/23/2010 8:25 AM, Christopher C. Wetherill wrote:
> > Perhaps he was thinking of turnbuckles with pelican hooks on one end
> > for quick actuation. I would look at the clamps used to hold down
> > pickup truck caps.
> > V/R
> > Chris
> > On 2/23/2010 5:36 AM, BrianA wrote:
> >> I am not sure why he suggested pelican hooks as opposed to toggle latches though -- possibly a more positive fixation, though the toggle switches I have can be locked or pinned in place. Maybe not too many stainless or brass toggle latches out there...
> > ,___