Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-12-2011, 14:28   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Queensland, Australia
Boat: Maxim 38 ft catamaran
Posts: 242
Spinlock Rope Clutch

Looking for a supplier of Spinlock XC clutches model CAM-0814 8-14mm to obtain spare parts,need new base plates and cams now 10 years use and teeth are worn.
Cheers Geoff.
__________________

__________________
Jacana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-12-2011, 15:26   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 11,461
Re: Spinlock rope clutch

G'Day Geoff,

I think that most chandleries can order them for you. A couple of years ago (well, maybe 5) we ordered a cam from the chandler at Southport. "No worries", said he, but our wx window opened before it arrived so we cleared for New Cal and left without it. To our surprise, the Marine Corail chandlery in Noumea had them in stock, and for only about twice the Aussie price (ouch).

So, anyway, it shouldn't be a biggie... try Whitworths.

Cheers,

Jim
__________________

__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II , lying Port Cygnet, Tasmania once again
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 03:07   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Originally Brisbane Australia, now eastern seaboard Australia
Boat: IP 40
Posts: 19
Re: Spinlock rope clutch

Hello
We have Spinlock XT clutches on our newly acquired 1998 yacht. They are sticky / even "grainy" through suspected under use.
What is the recommended best way to service them, so they are better "lubricated". (ie) when being 'released' and 'closed'.
Thanks
Lester, Brisbane, Qld Australia
__________________
barney1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 03:33   #4
Pusher of String
 
foolishsailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: On the hard; Trinidad
Boat: Trisbal 42, Aluminum Cutter Rigged Sloop
Posts: 2,314
Images: 19
Depends how bad they are. You can give them a vigorous scrub with soapy water and a brush, moving the clutch handle back and forth repeatedly. If you have a small stiff pipe cleanerish thing to get into the inside and try to get a cloth between the walls of the clutch and the mecahanism. Let them dry. Then Take some Teflon or silicon based lube and spray the living hell out of them. Try to buy a can of lube that has the little straw so you can get into the pivot points. While you are spraying move the clutch handle back and forth.

If that doesn't work then take them off and take them apart. This may actually be the quickest.

As far as replacement parts goes...

They are readily available from many sources online, here is one


http://www.apsltd.com/c-1197-spinloc...mentparts.aspx
__________________
"So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now."
William of Baskerville

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
foolishsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 04:56   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,586
Images: 240
Re: Spinlock Rope Clutch

From the Spinlock instructions ➥ https://www.spinlock.co.uk/en/supports/instructions

"... Flush regularly with fresh water and apply a silicone spray or grease
when dry.
Never use mineral oil or solvent based lubricants like "WD40". The wrong lubricants will degrade and weaken the moulded composite components and can cause sudden structural failure. They will also degrade the bearing properties of composite bushes ..."
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 05:14   #6
Pusher of String
 
foolishsailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: On the hard; Trinidad
Boat: Trisbal 42, Aluminum Cutter Rigged Sloop
Posts: 2,314
Images: 19
I would never think disagree with gord however i would advise against any form of grease in this instance as it tends to hold and pull grit and dirt into the mechanism giving it the grainy or sticky feel the poster mentioned.
__________________
"So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now."
William of Baskerville

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
foolishsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 05:17   #7
Pusher of String
 
foolishsailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: On the hard; Trinidad
Boat: Trisbal 42, Aluminum Cutter Rigged Sloop
Posts: 2,314
Images: 19
On second read i notice it is spinlock instructions i am disagreeing with and not gord.

Whew, thank goodness!
__________________

__________________
"So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now."
William of Baskerville

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
foolishsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clutch

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
Chain Versus Rope Scope ? avb3 Seamanship & Boat Handling 379 14-05-2012 09:37
Why Use Flat Webbing as Jacklines Instead of Rope ? Snore Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 127 21-04-2012 07:53
Securing Rope Anchor Rode Tobey Seamanship & Boat Handling 14 15-03-2012 14:11
Clutch Pump Voltage stillbuilding Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12 11-03-2012 19:50
Watermaker Replacement Pump & Magnetic Clutch chardis Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22 10-03-2012 16:19



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:53.


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.