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  1. Richard Contact Roger Stollery direct. Always found him to be extremely helpful. He supplied drawings of rigs and Roar Edge Hull when I spoke to him.
  2. Richard Look at Marblehead Class Rules section J.1 (In the 2018 edition) and there is a drawing of the gauge. The Max length is less than 660mm but not by much. Eric
  3. This topic has made me review my own history of IOM sailing. So my progression of designs sailed is:- 1st Jaz by Graham Bantock 2nd Tonic by Alex Austin 3rd Lintel by Dave Creed 4th Psycho by Barry Chisam 5th Britpop by Brad Gibson Now each boat was purchased as they were available at the right price and at the right time. In most cases each boat was an improvement on the previous, probably the only mistake was the Lintel, Great boat in the conditions that suited it but I struggled to master sailing it in light air which we get a lot of in Loughborough but
  4. I think this is possibly the pulley I used:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/60mm-Round-U-Groove-Nylon-Pulley-Wheel-Roller-Various-Groove-Size-High-quality/263191313225?hash=item3d476cbb49:g:Z4cAAOSwPpZaLGTC Just Check to see if you can improve on postage elsewhere or for three pulley's if you decide to use this pulley as £3-50 postage on a £2-20 item seems a bit high. (Can't imagine I would have paid that)
  5. Size of pulley I purchased was total outside diameter 60mm suitable for 12mm rope and approximately 45mm diameter rope runs on. I'm sure others will have own idea's, but seems to work OK for me. This size was chosen to suit 11.1mm PG mast material. If you want to bend 12mm mast material you may need to adjust width as I think the width for rope is just under 12mm. Good luck with design, you may want to restrict side movement of centre pulley which is a minor modification that I need to achieve with my design to improve repeatability of pre-bend. I have bent four masts myself and clu
  6. Just Google 'nylon pulley wheels'. I purchased mine off ebay, a quick look and they still seem to be available with either plain bore (which I used) or with bearings which seemed over the top to me as it is only low speed operation. There is a topic on the Forum with photo's of different benders some having wooden wheels.
  7. Darin, just wondered if you have got round to building a mast bending roller jig?
  8. If there is a metal reinforcing strip I would have thought it would be marine grade stainless steel as you would not want it to corrode causing expansion and ultimately a problem with the fibre glass. If it is marine grade stainless it will not generally be magnetic, lesser grades (like used on a lot of cutlery) may well be magnetic. Have you tried to see if a magnet sticks to the deck above the track? Just interested as spend sometime at work looking at degrees of galvanic corrosion and corrosion for offshore platform use. (Salt water causes a lot of problems)
  9. Pardon my ignorance but does this actually need to be magnetic? Surely this is just sliding into a fibre glass track? If this is the case could you just use say brass rod 4mm dia and cut to length plus drilling the required hole? A little more effort but a cheap easily obtained solution. If it needs to be magnetic can you please explain.
  10. Jerry; I think the bit you missed is that they are sailing in Scotland so are not in Lockdown but in tier system.
  11. Component Shop do a very good replacement winch to replace old Whirlwind & Futaba Sail Winches. It is a KING MAX winch at approximately £28. I have used this Winch in both an IOM & Marblehead Yacht with fairly good reliability. (destroyed one by leaving switched on pulling against a locked up system, my fault not the winches) It is a standard size servo case 40mm x 20mm. and has better torque (14.5 Kg/cm @ 6v) than either of the two it replaces, the case is aluminium to act as a heat sink to aid cooling. For £6-50 Component Shop do an aluminium drum to suit the winch which I found a
  12. What Winch were you using?
  13. The cheap and cheerful solution I have used in the past is to print the number on paper in the desired font and then cut to the required size and attach to the hull with clear packaging tape. Virtually zero cost and stands out as you can always print on coloured paper to suit hull.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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