Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-11-2020, 18:36   #61
Moderator
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

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: 17,406
Re: Dyneema topping lift failure

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailmonkey View Post
I know if itís blowing 40kts and Iím safe at home my topping lift isnít running on a batten!
Indeed! I was thinking the same thing... I seldom leave the mainsail hoisted while I'm off the boat, and the battens are safely tucked into the boom bag.

To be honest, I don't have a topping lift... a rigid vang supports the boom, but perhaps you could forgive a little artistic license?

Jim
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II, back in Port Cygnet after adventures in the big smoke.
Jim Cate is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24-11-2020, 19:27   #62
Marine Service Provider
 
Snore's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Boat: Tartan 33 and OPB
Posts: 2,997
Send a message via Skype™ to Snore
Re: Dyneema topping lift failure

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailmonkey View Post
I know if itís blowing 40kts and Iím safe at home my topping lift isnít running on a batten!
I donít know about your boat, but my topping lift sings at 20kts. I try to foul it with the adjusting line, but it could still be vibrating.

Based on the fur, running 70-80% of the length, it is not chafe
__________________
"Whenever...it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off- then, I account it high time to get to sea..." Ismael -a link to my delivery website is in my profileó
Snore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-11-2020, 19:27   #63
Writing Full-Time Since 2014
 
thinwater's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Boat: PDQ Altair, 32/34
Posts: 7,737
Re: Dyneema topping lift failure

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailmonkey View Post
I know if itís blowing 40kts and Iím safe at home my topping lift isnít running on a batten!

Yup, I had a stupid moment. I won't defend that one!


I still wonder if the Dyneema has a different motion, and that it is rubbing on something in a specific spot. Otherwise, breaking in the middle doesn't add up.
__________________
Gear Testing--Engineering--Sailing
https://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/
thinwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-11-2020, 05:30   #64
Marine Service Provider
 
Snore's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Boat: Tartan 33 and OPB
Posts: 2,997
Send a message via Skype™ to Snore
Re: Dyneema topping lift failure

Quote:
Originally Posted by thinwater View Post
Yup, I had a stupid moment. I won't defend that one!


I still wonder if the Dyneema has a different motion, and that it is rubbing on something in a specific spot. Otherwise, breaking in the middle doesn't add up.
Mine did NOT break in the middle. The entire run of the back stay had ďfurĒ on it.

And yes, if you read my lost it does have a different motion- in vibrates in the wind and produces and audible hum at +/-20kts. Logically, it produces a sub-audible hum at other wind speeds. Dine fodder for a PS article😎
__________________
"Whenever...it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off- then, I account it high time to get to sea..." Ismael -a link to my delivery website is in my profileó
Snore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-11-2020, 06:38   #65
Marine Service Provider
 
Snore's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Boat: Tartan 33 and OPB
Posts: 2,997
Send a message via Skype™ to Snore
Re: Dyneema topping lift failure

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snore View Post
Mine did NOT break in the middle. The entire run of the back stay had ďfurĒ on it.

And yes, if you read my lost it does have a different motion- in vibrates in the wind and produces and audible hum at +/-20kts. Logically, it produces a sub-audible hum at other wind speeds. Dine fodder for a PS article😎
Brain flatulenceó- backstay should be Topping lift
__________________
"Whenever...it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off- then, I account it high time to get to sea..." Ismael -a link to my delivery website is in my profileó
Snore is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dyneema, lift

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
how to install new outhaul and topping lift? deano Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 4 01-01-2018 14:23
Boom Lift and Topping Lift skully Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 1 19-05-2013 20:14
Rigging a Topping Lift off-the-grid Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 17 16-03-2013 22:04
Lines From Leech To Topping Lift Moonchaser2304 Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 12 12-04-2009 19:55
topping lift, boom vang and reef? scotty Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 20 08-09-2008 21:12

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:26.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.