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    Default Re: A New Rig for Julia, Parcelled and Served Dyneema

    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    The crane itself I didn't get any pictures of casting. It was a fairly large pour, finished weight about 7 lbs. It is very stout. The loop on the front will be for a sheet block. Its already starting to patina after its first week on the water.

    That is such a delight to behold.
    Congratulations, well done.
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    Simply gobsmacked. She's beautiful. Jay will need to hurry up with his Bright Star posts or you'll soon overtake him. Keep up the great work.
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    Default Re: A New Rig for Julia, Parcelled and Served Dyneema

    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post

    Oddly enough I thought of you and your winch bases when I saw this in Port Hadlock Marina on my way to the PTWBF

    There are a number of interesting bronze bits on this otherwise crusty looking hull, though she does float...
    Steve

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    Default Re: A New Rig for Julia, Parcelled and Served Dyneema

    That one needs a bit of love, for sure.

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    I would love to find a few of those old crusty beyond saving vessels with fancy bronze bits on them. Like the guys did who are building Arabella. Would come in handy. And to re-use old stuff is a good thing we should all do.
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    Default Re: A New Rig for Julia, Parcelled and Served Dyneema

    Jmad,
    Can you cast up some solid thimbles for the shroud ends?
    I can see the present ones crushing .
    Boat and rig look very nice !
    bruce

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    Default Re: A New Rig for Julia, Parcelled and Served Dyneema

    Wouldn't those cast thimbles be a problem with the galv turnbuckles?

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    Default Re: A New Rig for Julia, Parcelled and Served Dyneema

    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Jmad,
    Can you cast up some solid thimbles for the shroud ends?
    I can see the present ones crushing .
    Boat and rig look very nice !
    bruce
    I don't think they will crush. They are rated for several sizes larger steel cable, because of the serving. So my 3/8" dyneema goes around an "Extra Heavy" thimble designed for 1/2"-9/16" wire rope. They are pretty solid.

    If they do crush in an extreme load, the mast won't come down- and it will be an interesting data point.

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    Default Re: A New Rig for Julia, Parcelled and Served Dyneema

    I forgot to add, that little crane is a very nice looking bit of hardware!
    Steve

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    Default Re: A New Rig for Julia, Parcelled and Served Dyneema

    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    I forgot to add, that little crane is a very nice looking bit of hardware!
    Yes. I sorry we didn’t get a closer look while in Port Townsend. I guess we’ll just have to come back.

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    Default Re: A New Rig for Julia, Parcelled and Served Dyneema

    Nice work John.
    Alex

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