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  1. Darin The green device is a 3D model of the bender that Dave Alston had made, The other is the one I made, after trials I moved the wheels closer together (Advantage of the construction as wheel position is easily adjustable). By having them closer found it easier to control amount of bend and position on the mast of the bend.
  2. Rob Why don't you try to get in touch with Richard? He is a MYA member in the South West, I had a look at the Membership lists and it appears his Club is Dartmoor so I would start there. If the designer is still around no better place to start for advice. Eric
  3. Geoff I'm sure you have already Googled this design but I found this on a site. If you load you can blow up the various photo's just by hovering over the picture. They may be enough pictures to give a good idea of rigging .https://www.pondyachtantiques.co.uk/product-page/albatross-games-industries-pond-yacht-125 Hope this is of some help.
  4. Charles, the obvious answer is purchase from sail makers (Sailsetc or BG for example). I however purchased coloured ripstop material in green and pink off ebay/local market which I cut into strips, the only issue with this approach is because of order quantities I can supply all our club members for many years (all for about £10 if my memory serves). I previously used pieces of cassette recording tape, the only problem with these was when wet they could stick to the sails and as same colour both sides of sail sometimes confusing. (If you crumple the tape slightly less of an issue). I fit my tell tales same as race numbers, higher on starboard side. To attach either use small piece of deck patch material or not so good but works pvc electrical insulating tape. (be very careful not to use to big a piece of either) Eric
  5. Ian I know obvious but forgot to say the welding rod/wire is for stainless steel construction purposes. (Hence stainless wire) Eric
  6. Hi Ian I use TIG welding filler wire as this is straight. However you could equally use MIG welding wire off a roll. I also use this wire to make hooks etc. for rigging purposes. If you have a fabrication company locally you may be able to obtain a couple of rods or a length cut off a roll. If you try to buy this from a welding supplier it is usually sold by the Kilo. (I have found 1mm, 1.2mm & 1.6mm cover most needs) If you contact Housemartin sails I bought some from them in the past, I also think you will obtain some from Sailsetc. (Other RC suppliers do exist) Hope this helps Eric
  7. I have used the version of the King Max winch sold by Component Shop (link https://www.componentshop.co.uk/61g-digital-sail-winch-servo-6-turn-programmable.html?___SID=U }. as a replacement for both whirlwind and Eurgle winches with success in both IOM and Marblehead yachts. I set the number of turns on my radio's end point adjust. this needs to be set accurately as I did manage to burn out one winch when the boat was on the bank, I left the winch turned on and it was pulling against a locked pulley line system, my fault for the failure not the winches. Other than that the winch has operated reliably. It cannot compete against a RMG for performance but is at least a 1/5th of the cost and half the weight. The only issue is a badly fitting winch drum, it works but not the best. I have subsequently used drums from defunct Eurgle's which now appear to have disappeared from the market. The speed of the winch does make gybing when running more difficult but no different to a Whirlwind. There is a version of the King Max winch available from Hobby King which has less available torque but faster rotation, I have intended to try one in an IOM but fitted Eurgle refused to die and the boat has now been laid up as current boat has a RMG. fitted. ( I have one of these winches in my spares box for future trial.) Hope this helps.
  8. Steve Just been on MX web site and the winch is near the bottom of page (No photo} click on this and photo available and spec. (https://www.mxcomponents.com/it/winches-drums/346-servo-vsd-22-ayamb-hv.html) This should be direct link to page. Eric
  9. This winch is available on MX Components web site (https://www.mxcomponents.com/it/6-winches-drums) listed at 126 Euro.
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    MX 16 Set Up

    Nigel Hope this is what you are after Eric MX16 rigging Guide.pdf
  11. Anthony On a roll, have a look at the downloadable documents here:- www.aa-parts.com/en/ (sorry could not get hyperlink to work) Gives a lot of information as well as a range of drilling for masts, varying shroud and spreader heights etc. Hope of use to you & not overload of info. Eric
  12. Anthony Have a look at this:- Regards Eric
  13. Anthony Have a look at https://dawsong8.wixsite.com/jgsails. This gives information on putting an IOM rig together. Eric
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  15. Trevor Have a look at Potter Solutions Ltd. He supplies a range of Aluminium stands to suit different class's of yachts. Eric
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