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26 minutes ago, armchairadmiral said:

And thanks to you other contributors too. This has bugged me for years. This shutdown hasn't been entirely wasted.

It's a oldie but a goodie and it's worth coming up every now and again.


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Dont think thats right?  Bit worried to have a go at this, but in the 1:1 case, the sail applies a 50kg load down, the halyard the same vaule to hold it up there, therefore masthead has 100kg of

Our Vote would be Tylaska we currently have the non sheave version. Never had an issue with it.

So i've done a couple of sketches and they show in a 1:1 setup with 50 kg (technically should be called 500 newtons) of force holding the sail in position there is 50 kg of "pull" in the halyard going

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5th photo down.

The masthead sheave (a micro ronstan block) is held up by the tiny red string. The 'halyard' is yellow and can be see tied just to the right of the little red one.

The moral of the story is..... do not mix cameras and gin :)


I have a better compression cell at the orifice so will try to remember to grab it. Put that in the middle of a old ding section should make it all look more like a real rig.

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