Originally Posted by Alan Wheeler
It looks like a very tough form of engineering plastic. Are you wanting to make a spacer or pad to protect Gel coat or???
It would only be a spacer to the degree that it would be used to adjust the approach angle of the genoa
sheet and bring the axis of that winch to be correct in relation to the sheet (the surround of my cockpit
where the winch is mounted is sloped toward the water
and to the stern). On a good heal your reaching over and close to the water
It would be a very odd shape with a larger diameter at the base of the pad and a smaller diameter (diameter of winch base) at the top of the pad. In plan view the radius points of the top and bottom plains of the pad would be offset. The top and bottom surface of the pad would not be parallel. I haven't figured it out exactly but with about a 10 inch diameter (Andersen 58's) the difference in thickness (base to top) of the pad from one side to the opposite side (plan view) would likely be about 2 inches. In elevation view the angle from the top plain to the bottom plain of the winch pad would vary in steepness.
Doing my best to use words to describe this but I'm not sure if my best is good enough?
Can you envision what I am trying to describe??
I will have to draw it eventually but that will be tough for me also.
Do you think the material is strong enough?