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Eric Finley

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  1. Michael another example from same site:- http://www.ibextrax.com/Boats/pages/GBR3754_05.htm This time it is Brad Gibsons 'Pop' Regards Eric
  2. Michael take a look at this:- http://www.ibextrax.com/Boats/pages/CAN276_23.htm The elastic is the purple band going round bottom of boom. Fishing elastic is the best material to use as it seems to survive longer on the yacht. By doing it this way you can remove the elastic when storing sails in box or bag, hence sails sit flatter. The web site this photo is on is good reference for alternative ways of rigging as there are galleries for 62 different yachts. Eric
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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)
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Darin, just wondered if you have got round to building a mast bending roller jig?
  10. 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)
  11. 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.
  12. Jerry; I think the bit you missed is that they are sailing in Scotland so are not in Lockdown but in tier system.
  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
  16. 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.
  17. 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).
  18. Ian I know obvious but forgot to say the welding rod/wire is for stainless steel construction purposes. (Hence stainless wire) Eric
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. This winch is available on MX Components web site (https://www.mxcomponents.com/it/6-winches-drums) listed at 126 Euro.
  23. Eric Finley

    MX 16 Set Up

    Nigel Hope this is what you are after Eric MX16 rigging Guide.pdf
  24. 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
  25. Anthony Have a look at this:- Regards Eric
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