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Old 23-06-2016, 18:04   #1
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i need help finding out what sheaves i have at the top of the mast. i have a 33 ft morgan and the shivs are frozen and we are pulling the mast in two weeks but i can not find out what the exact dimensions are. any help would be great.i would like to pre order them but cant find the right info any one know where i can find the info
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Old 23-06-2016, 19:13   #2
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I think its spelled Sheave. A good pair of vernier calipers will enable you to get a pretty accurate measurement. The width and the pin size are the most critical. To get the diameter wrap some thin string around the sheave and divide its length by 3.14. But you should be able to get pretty close by eye.

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Old 23-06-2016, 19:19   #3
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I pulled the specs on my boat, ordered new ones and they were all wrong. Ended up having styx and rigging make new ones for me. 1 day turn around.
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I think its spelled Sheave.
Haha! This topic sure caught my eye. Shivs are not an item generally associated with the yachting crowd! Then again, who knows? Suppose a good shiv could come in handy at times.
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I think its spelled Sheave. A good pair of vernier calipers will enable you to get a pretty accurate measurement. The width and the pin size are the most critical. To get the diameter wrap some thin string around the sheave and divide its length by 3.14. But you should be able to get pretty close by eye.

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Shiv (possibly from the Romani word chivomengro, "knife"), also chiv, is a slang term for any sharp or pointed implement used as a knife-like weapon. The Oxford English Dictionary suggests shive, a razor, documented in 1915, as the root word.
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Old 23-06-2016, 20:42   #6
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Who cares, we know what he meant. Lay off and be helpful. Like mamma always said, if you dont have anything nice to say be quiet. This forum is a great place to get help and information for all, but I see alot of people that want to jump on and correct someone and offer no assistance or only offer a personal view of a question they didnt ask. Ok, it is sheave, one correction is enough.
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Old 23-06-2016, 21:07   #7
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I thought they were funny.

Just the opposite side of the coin where it's spelled right but someone says: sheeeev
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Old 23-06-2016, 21:52   #8
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Who cares, we know what he meant. Lay off and be helpful. Like mamma always said, if you dont have anything nice to say be quiet. This forum is a great place to get help and information for all, but I see alot of people that want to jump on and correct someone and offer no assistance or only offer a personal view of a question they didnt ask. Ok, it is sheave, one correction is enough.
Dude, it was a joke. Why so serious?
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This is a shiv...


This is a sheave...


See the difference?

Oh, come on! It's a joke. We all make typos from time to time.
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I thought they were funny.

Just the opposite side of the coin where it's spelled right but someone says: sheeeev
Considering the teasing I have taken for wench, dingy, windless, and bridal....
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I hope the OP didn't take it as anything more than a joke. This was hilarious and exactly why I clicked on the thread.


I had to find out if the port authority had locked him up and he needed to know how to file his toothbrush down to make a shiv.
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Considering the teasing I have taken for wench, dingy, windless, and bridal....
Didn't mean to poke fun at you personally, Thinwater, but the word 'shiv' is something I normally associate with Rikers Island, rather than some of the other islands discussed in this forum! Just hit my funny bone, no offense intended ...

In conversation, I've been corrected several times for using landlubber pronunciations of nautical words. And, just now, in fact. Thanks, Stu Jackson for saving me from a future verbal faux pas! A bookish, English major kind of person, I have always pronounced 'sheaves' in the same way as the singular 'sheaf', which is 'sheevs'. So, in a bookbindery or wheat field that would be correct; on a sailboat, apparently, not so much!

It's all good now! The photos of sheaves were instructive.
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Thanks, Stu Jackson for saving me from a future verbal faux pas!

A bookish, English major kind of person, I have always pronounced 'sheaves' in the same way as the singular 'sheaf', which is 'sheevs'.
You're very welcome.

Now, please, explain what a sheaf is?
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Considering the teasing I have taken for wench, dingy, windless, and bridal....
And rouge waves
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You're very welcome.

Now, please, explain what a sheaf is?
A bundle of wheat or other grain stalks tied together.

A stack of papers tied together with "red tape"

And as far a pronounciating ( ) is concerned, I guess it depends on where you come from. I've always known then as "sheeeves".
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