Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-08-2014, 22:12   #31
Senior Cruiser
 
delmarrey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Now in Blaine, WA
Boat: Modified Choate 40
Posts: 10,702
Images: 122
Re: Has anyone tried these brakes?

The black sheave has the same V-grove as the clear. And the clear do not turn, that's what makes most of the friction. Look at the bolt pattern on the first pict.

The phenolic stands about .010" above each side. Mine don't show any wear yet and I have around 4000 miles on it.

The carriage bolt could be re threaded from a longer one that's been cut off.
__________________

__________________
Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend, but the Kisses of the Enemy are Deceitful! ........
A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves!

Unprepared boaters, end up as floatsum!.......
delmarrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2014, 22:28   #32
Registered User
 
Celestialsailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In Mexico, working on the boat
Boat: Hallberg Rassy 35. and 14ft.Whitehall pulling skiff.
Posts: 8,013
Images: 5
Re: Has anyone tried these brakes?

Quote:
Originally Posted by delmarrey View Post
The black sheave has the same V-grove as the clear. And the clear do not turn, that's what makes most of the friction. Look at the bolt pattern on the first pict.

The phenolic stands about .010" above each side. Mine don't show any wear yet and I have around 4000 miles on it.

The carriage bolt could be re threaded from a longer one that's been cut off.
Good point on the threading of the carriage bolt. Also I think the rubber on the thread is an anti-vibrate feature which helps to eliminate the nut backing off and allowing a bad surprise on the next jibe. Although a wavy-washer might do the same.
I'm wondering if it is a hard clear ano for wear resistance? Also if the ano wore away, you could simply rotate them 180 degrees.
This looks like a fun (read cheap) project.
__________________

__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"

http://wwwjolielle.blogspot.com/
Celestialsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2014, 22:28   #33
Registered User
 
Celestialsailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In Mexico, working on the boat
Boat: Hallberg Rassy 35. and 14ft.Whitehall pulling skiff.
Posts: 8,013
Images: 5
Re: Has anyone tried these brakes?

P.S....How's Alameda treating you?
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"

http://wwwjolielle.blogspot.com/
Celestialsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2014, 22:48   #34
Senior Cruiser
 
delmarrey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Now in Blaine, WA
Boat: Modified Choate 40
Posts: 10,702
Images: 122
Re: Has anyone tried these brakes?

Not only 180 degrees but they could be reversed too. I don't see a bit of wear on them yet. The line must be soft enough to take all the abuse. I'm using the New England Sta-Set 1/2".

Alameda is the best I've found for doing work. The rest of the Bay Area is so windy you have trouble laying glass or paint. But the growth on the bottom really sux!!!

Oh, and if you go up the river to a certain point now, you have to have a mussel permit, from what I hear. Documented boats maybe exempt. ?
__________________
Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend, but the Kisses of the Enemy are Deceitful! ........
A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves!

Unprepared boaters, end up as floatsum!.......
delmarrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2014, 22:55   #35
Registered User
 
Celestialsailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In Mexico, working on the boat
Boat: Hallberg Rassy 35. and 14ft.Whitehall pulling skiff.
Posts: 8,013
Images: 5
Re: Has anyone tried these brakes?

I used Trinidad for that area with good results. Strangely, in S. Ca. the slip rents are double in price while the bottom cleaners are 1/2 the price.
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"

http://wwwjolielle.blogspot.com/
Celestialsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2014, 23:16   #36
Senior Cruiser
 
delmarrey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Now in Blaine, WA
Boat: Modified Choate 40
Posts: 10,702
Images: 122
Re: Has anyone tried these brakes?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Celestialsailor View Post
I used Trinidad for that area with good results. Strangely, in S. Ca. the slip rents are double in price while the bottom cleaners are 1/2 the price.
They get twice the business, and the water is warmer here.

Yeah I'll be hauling out soon the paint is already bleached out too. I'll be putting on the Trinidad.
__________________

__________________
Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend, but the Kisses of the Enemy are Deceitful! ........
A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves!

Unprepared boaters, end up as floatsum!.......
delmarrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
B&G Zeus MFD - Has Anyone Tried it ? hoppy Marine Electronics 94 12-04-2017 19:08
Has anyone tried the New Navionics Marine & Lakes offer? JNoel Marine Electronics 0 21-05-2012 07:50
Has anyone tried Red Max instead of Poliglow ? Hull & deck waxing topic ... teneicm Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 30-03-2012 11:14
Has Anyone Tried the Reliable 2000U33 Sewing Machine ? chrisboat General Sailing Forum 4 21-08-2011 22:31
Has Anyone Tried a Dinghy-Tow? Soon2BCruiser Seamanship & Boat Handling 8 02-10-2009 18:18



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:26.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.