Re: New file uploaded to kitesurf
- --- In kitesurf@y..., "theflyingtinman" <thorpes@a...> wrote:
> Very effective I imagine. But you could have probably usedsomething a bit more lightweight than a vacuum cleaner hose
> to add the rigidity ;-)Any thoughts on my idea to leash a front line, & simply run it
through a fairlead offset from the bar center? The concept is that
very little torque should be needed to rotate the leash if there's
very little load on the swivel (leash has it's own swivel), therefore
only a short lever arm is needed to rotate it.
- G'day Peter
Thanks for casting your wise eye over my rig, and you did have a good look
I am going to change the position of the where the leash attaches inside the
Wichard, it has not come off, but I have never released the bar with this
particular shackle set-up yet, I only started stocking Wichard and Harken
I have changed the release for this Wichard too, from what is shown. I cut
off and removed the stock release "string", after attaching a rope ball to
it and breaking it!
Now I just have a very short piece of 5mm rope with rope balls either side,
fitted above the release spring.
I will post an updated pic, it won't have all the labelling.
I hear what you are saying about the rope balls, but I only use Ronstan ones
( very good quality), and have never heard of one failing. If you are
concerned about this or are a big person just use 2 SS rings.
open 7 days, every week.
> Message: 21
> Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 08:00:09 -0000
> From: "Peter Frank" <pf@...>
> Subject: Re: New file uploaded to kitesurf
> Nice simple setup.
> But the safety leash looks to be able to slide off your Wichard
> shackle, if you are unlucky, when opening the CL release ?
> The only thing preventing, is the slightly thicker "joint" where it
> opens, right ?
> Assume it will work most of the times though...
> Another thing - does anyone know how much the stopper balls (and
> brands) can take, before cracking ?
> They are often used in the depower systems with a ring - so they will
> be exposed to app. 250 kg (almost one line strength).
> Thats a lot, I think - can stopper balls take this heavy load without
> risk ???
> :-) Peter
> --- In kitesurf@y..., kitesurf@y... wrote:
> > Hello,
> > This email message is a notification to let you know that
> > a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the kitesurf
> > group.
> > File : /KITEPOWER AUSTRALIA/Simple safety leashes/Steves
> bar detail.jpg
> > Uploaded by : kitepower_australia <sydney@k...>
> > Description : A bar set-up that suits any inflatable kite or Arc
> > You can access this file at the URL
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kitesurf/files/KITEPOWER%
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> > kitepower_australia <sydney@k...>