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  1. Jerry; I think the bit you missed is that they are sailing in Scotland so are not in Lockdown but in tier system.
  2. 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
  3. What Winch were you using?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. Ian I know obvious but forgot to say the welding rod/wire is for stainless steel construction purposes. (Hence stainless wire) Eric
  10. 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
  11. 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 r
  12. 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
  13. This winch is available on MX Components web site (https://www.mxcomponents.com/it/6-winches-drums) listed at 126 Euro.
  14. Eric Finley

    MX 16 Set Up

    Nigel Hope this is what you are after Eric MX16 rigging Guide.pdf
  15. 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
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