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Old 19-03-2012, 08:22   #1
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Bearing Sleaves on Stay for Furler

I took the headstay down. and am replacing parts on the furler. The stay 3/8 1x19 had a series of plastic bushings spaced up the stay. these are kept from siiding down the stay by some form of filament tape. This provides a bearing for the foil and keeps the stainless off the aluminum foil. Any ideas to create a better bearing stop other then tape. Given the tape has lasted years unknow what is this tape. I am considering using epoxy or guerilla glue and and glueing new delrin etc stops between the floating bushings..
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Re: Bearing sleaves on stay for furler

Have you considered making bigger, plastic bearings that would fit the internal size/shape of the foils? You can push one up just above each junction and then the joining screws/rivets will make sure the bearing does not slide down!

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Re: Bearing sleaves on stay for furler

Thanks Barnakiel,
The foil does not have any fasterners. so the filament tape was used to keep the plastic bearings up. not really good and below the tape is evidence of water sitting. I shood add its a older hood Gemini furler
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plastic cable ties?

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Re: Bearing sleaves on stay for furler

plastic or ss internal cup star washers?

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Re: Bearing sleaves on stay for furler

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Thanks Barnakiel,
The foil does not have any fasterners. so the filament tape was used to keep the plastic bearings up. not really good and below the tape is evidence of water sitting. I shood add its a older hood Gemini furler
Can you modify the "dogbones" used in the Hood LD and SL series furlers?
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No idea I called pompanett hoods other division. Useless . Holler out fir tom at rigging on line. Who knew exactly what the setup was. Tale was a filament tape like used in fishing poles.so turns out the cone Norseman used changed in 86 so no good using a new Norseman cone: I ordered 75 Delron sleeves and will urethane adhere them and coat with casting epoxy used in socket rigging. The old cone looks okay so it's going back in once profit the terminal is getting set in socket rigging epoxy. Why. Well I trust my research I like the furled with new bearings and the added components it's an easy 8 year plus fix. It dooms the syst next time out and that can be planned for. Quite frankly this furled works just fine. Except it's old. Now I get 8 years to think about converting to Hank on or the next gen furler. This old thing had worked quite well.. So no reason to ditch. I just need to trust my engineering which I do. Next time out I'll look at double forestry with yanked on jibs.
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(...) So no reason to ditch. (...)
Ditch nothing unless broken or lame.

Last year I overhauled a 10+ y.o. Plastimo unit that went rtw with us. With 40k Nm under its belt all it asked for were 2 new bearings that cost us 15 USD each.

Plenty of older stuff is repairable and serviceable. Ditch nothing, unless the item proven guilty ;-)

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