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#1 Kiwifish

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:38 AM

Does anyone know where I can source a fore beam from? A rigger pointed me to Ulrich and told me to get T6 rated, Ulrich said they only have T5.
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#2 NZTiger

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

Nothing but tumbleweed and the whistling sound of the wind on this topic.  You probably need to make the topic name "Carnage from broken fore beam.." and then commence your post with "... is what will happen if no one suggests a decent supplier."

 

On a serious note, is it worth starting a topic called, "Suggested suppliers for maintaining/improving 8.5 multis" where us newcomers could get suggestions as to who the "go to" people are for sails, rigging, tramps and the general wizardry for setting up our GBEs and similar?


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#3 Dambo

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

On a serious note, is it worth starting a topic called, "Suggested suppliers for maintaining/improving 8.5 multis" where us newcomers could get suggestions as to who the "go to" people are for sails, rigging, tramps and the general wizardry for setting up our GBEs and similar?

I like this suggestion.

I replaced my forward beam a year ago with whatever Urlich had - I recall they only had 1 that fitted/was the correct diameter.


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#4 Kiwifish

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:54 PM

Yeh good idea NZTiger the info must be out there somewhere. Maybe this Cat sailing game is one of those dark arts that no one talks about......
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#5 B00B00

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:01 PM

Whatever you do make sure you put in a compression tube from the forestay back to the mast. Essentual if you want to really load it up with anything off the prod. Stiffens the whole platform and much easier to do now.

I replaced the main beam in mine which was a real ass of a job.
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#6 Kiwifish

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:09 AM

Sourced a beam from Sparloft industries. Then Me and crew replaced the beam a few weeks ago. Was super easy, kept the boat floating at the beach, slid out the old and in with the new.

Looking forward to putting up a bit more sail and having some fun!
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