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Old 25-09-2023, 14:37   #601
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Re: Chotuís Advanced Standing Rigging Thread (lots of pics)

Chotu just forget them all and go galvanised wire, bulldog clamps and turnbuckles. Surely everyone can agree that works.
I have no dog in this fight but to me for a first-time rigger turnbuckles seem foolproof compared to lashings.
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Chotu just forget them all and go galvanised wire, bulldog clamps and turnbuckles. Surely everyone can agree that works.

I have no dog in this fight but to me for a first-time rigger turnbuckles seem foolproof compared to lashings.

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Day 5:

continuous rain and wind won’t stop. Been stuck in the cabin for nearly a week at anchor. Lost nearly a week on the rigging project. Ridiculous
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continuous rain and wind wonít stop. Been stuck in the cabin for nearly a week at anchor. Lost nearly a week on the rigging project. Ridiculous
Perfect weather in Florida, work progressing quickly now. Every advantage comes with a disadvantage
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Perfect weather in Florida, work progressing quickly now. Every advantage comes with a disadvantage
Ha ha ha. No kidding about that. It is better to move with the seasons when possible. Next year I will be able to re-join the migration.
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What do people normally do with their extra lengths of furler foil? Should I sell it on here? Or should I keep it in case of some kind of problem?
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What do people normally do with their extra lengths of furler foil? Should I sell it on here? Or should I keep it in case of some kind of problem?
If you figure out a good use for them please let me know. I probably have 200 of them, all mismatched from various furling systems, some out of production, some not, and I can't bring myself to recycle them...
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If you figure out a good use for them please let me know. I probably have 200 of them, all mismatched from various furling systems, some out of production, some not, and I can't bring myself to recycle them...
Put those out of production on a website. Many people will be happy to get a spare in those cases.
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Put those out of production on a website. Many people will be happy to get a spare in those cases.

I agree completely.

Anyone who damages their Furler or is extending a mast would be your market. Due to the way you have to install a Harken furler, even people shortening a mast could potentially need an extra length for cuts.

Have an employee go through them sometime when there is downtime as a side project and just get the models correct and the inventory correct.

I don’t even think you really need pictures. Maybe just some placeholder picture.

Get them all up there listed, probably sell them for a slight premium because they are rare parts and there’s a small new revenue stream for you.

I was struggling to find the extra foil lengths for the facnor Furler. You probably had them the whole time in the pile. I would have bought them in a second.
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I agree completely.

Anyone who damages their Furler or is extending a mast would be your market. Due to the way you have to install a Harken furler, even people shortening a mast could potentially need an extra length for cuts.

Have an employee go through them sometime when there is downtime as a side project and just get the models correct and the inventory correct.

I donít even think you really need pictures. Maybe just some placeholder picture.

Get them all up there listed, probably sell them for a slight premium because they are rare parts and thereís a small new revenue stream for you.

I was struggling to find the extra foil lengths for the facnor Furler. You probably had them the whole time in the pile. I would have bought them in a second.

Thanks, good suggestion. Nice rainy day project I guess!
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So I was practicing to get ready for the stepping which is coming up very soon, and I wasn’t quite sure how to end this.


I threw a quick releasable stopper knot in.

How do you end these lashes so that they don’t go anywhere?

This isn’t for the final product. This is just the temporary to hold the mast up for the winter. No sailing. But there will be storms shaking the mast.

Obviously, the frapping thing would work. But I won’t want to do all that. I just want to tie it off for the winter.

Couldn’t you just put a stopper knot in at the very end so that it can’t pull loose? So the turns/hitches stay tight?

PS: this set of lashing starts at the bottom and ends at the top for people reading


NOTE: it is tightened with the turnbuckles on my boat also.
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And just to review:

I’m doing a bowline on a bight to start the lashing at the pin on the shroud.

Then 3 wraps of line.

Then the lashings seen here above.
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And just to review:

Iím doing a bowline on a bight to start the lashing at the pin on the shroud.

Then 3 wraps of line.

Then the lashings seen here above.
Just stick the end through the lashing. Use a fid to create a bit of room so you can stick it through.
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Just stick the end through the lashing. Use a fid to create a bit of room so you can stick it through.
Easier than expected!

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So I was practicing to get ready for the stepping which is coming up very soon, and I wasnít quite sure how to end this.


I threw a quick releasable stopper knot in.

How do you end these lashes so that they donít go anywhere?

This isnít for the final product. This is just the temporary to hold the mast up for the winter. No sailing. But there will be storms shaking the mast.

Obviously, the frapping thing would work. But I wonít want to do all that. I just want to tie it off for the winter.

Couldnít you just put a stopper knot in at the very end so that it canít pull loose? So the turns/hitches stay tight?

PS: this set of lashing starts at the bottom and ends at the top for people reading


NOTE: it is tightened with the turnbuckles on my boat also.
With that many hitches, it's already not going anywhere. I wind up with a long tail I hate to cut, so I usually just make hitches till I run out of line. But half a dozen hitches is more than enough for strength.
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