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Old 24-05-2013, 17:56   #16
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Re: Found this on the deck today, any idea what its off?

During races if we were close to another boat, or at the start we would surupiciously chuck a bit of SS bolt or do-dad on the competitors deck so they would hear the sound... Then we would look up into the rigging and point at something.

Used to drive people crazy trying to work out what part of their rigging was falling apart! we always then beat them

Maybe someone has driven past your boat and chucked something on the deck just to stir you up? I would
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Old 24-05-2013, 18:01   #17
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During races if we were close to another boat, or at the start we would surupiciously chuck a bit of SS bolt or do-dad on the competitors deck so they would hear the sound... Then we would look up into the rigging and point at something.

Used to drive people crazy trying to work out what part of their rigging was falling apart! we always then beat them

Maybe someone has driven past your boat and chucked something on the deck just to stir you up? I would
I'm pretty sure I was greeted into my marina my someone tossing a cotter ring into my cockpit. I looked and looked and couldn't find what it would go to, just a little too big for my rig.

I spent over 30 mins going over the rig. Its good to meet new friends...
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Old 24-05-2013, 18:06   #18
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Re: Found this on the deck today, any idea what its off?

It is most definitely a muffler bearing retainer
did you notice a puddle of halyard fluid in the deck?
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Old 24-05-2013, 18:30   #19
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Re: Found this on the deck today, any idea what its off?

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I think your pic is upside down.
He's down under...

But seriously...what was the last thing you worked on?
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Old 24-05-2013, 19:23   #20
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Re: Found this on the deck today, any idea what its off?

It is an attachment for a vibrator. (them multihullers R a kinky lot!)
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Old 24-05-2013, 19:25   #21
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Re: Found this on the deck today, any idea what its off?

Oh, you wanted serious suggestions?
It does appear to be the end cap from something light - say, a boltrope track?
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Old 24-05-2013, 19:40   #22
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Oh, you wanted serious suggestions?
It does appear to be the end cap from something light - say, a boltrope track?
+1 that's a spitting image of a boltrope track end guide!
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Old 24-05-2013, 19:55   #23
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Re: Found this on the deck today, any idea what its off?

I tossed it on your deck as I went by, I didn't know what it was either.
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Old 25-05-2013, 02:07   #24
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Re: Found this on the deck today, any idea what its off?

haha thanks for the guesses...its too flimsy for a bolt rope guide I think. Im thinking the coax clip might be close but I won't know till I go up the mast to check (and probably see the neigbouring boats giggling about what they threw on my deck..)
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Re: Found this on the deck today, any idea what its off?

and the winner is .....
nitpic and cav..
I found the missing boltrope track end for the clear.
your prizes are in the mail
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Old 27-05-2013, 03:02   #26
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Re: Found this on the deck today, any idea what its off?

Thanks Monte, now that you've solved the problem, I can finally rest.

I'm amazed that no one said it was your fault for buying one of those crappy Lagoons; "stuffs always falling off them!", etc.

Come on guys, I want one cheap. Where's George when you need him?
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Old 27-05-2013, 03:58   #27
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Very envious sitting here in freezing wet Torquay,

I would have been happy to check everything top to bottom for you if i was in sunny Cannes
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