Originally Posted by UNCIVILIZED
True enough, but that's why you put a turnbuckle on it, belowdecks.
True Uncivilised, but over time it is going to creep slightly and slacken causing the deck
to gradually rise, prehaps stressing the deck
in ways you want to avoid long term unless you remember to adjust it every once in a while, or make it massively oversize (or short and with many passes like a lashing as funjohnson used)and eliminate all constructional stretch and slack somehow. This tie rod is a place where you do not want any stretch or slack developing. So I think there is a strong engineering arguement for a solid rod or bar with a turnbuckle rather than wire or spectra.
If you did use spectra it would make sense to use massively oversize dynice dux or other heat set dyneema
rather than the run of the mill halyard rope
, and male sure it is reset after splicing to remove the slack from the splices.
In my case a single
large galvanised bottlescrew fit in the space perfectly.
Another completely different concept
would be to split the stay and take bridles out to the rails. That way the dinghy
could sit under it, or you can avoid anchor
winches and the like. You have to work out what to do with the tack of the sail, ideally keep the bridle
low and just clip it to the monkey plate at the junction of the bridle
In this case the deck might need a beam or strut across it to take the compression
load from the bridles.