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port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

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Topic: port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming
Posted By: Saoirse
Subject: port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2016 at 2:32pm
Saoirse's port side genoa sheet abrades on the cockpit coaming.  Doesnt happen on the starboard side becuase the lead there is to the outside edge of the winch whereas the port side sheet leads to the inboard edge of the winch.

I have noticed quite a few Contessas showing this wear pattern on the cockpit coaming.  Short of trying to obtain a genoa winch that goes round the other way, has anyone got any suggestions?

Many thanks

David Holtby



Replies:
Posted By: waratah912
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2016 at 2:50pm
You could take the sheet aft to a turning block near the pulpit stanchion and then come forward on to the outside of the winch.

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Paul Smith
Waratah
Contact details available from the members only area


Posted By: moongirl
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2016 at 9:27pm
Quite a few boats have a stainless steel wear strip to prevent the sheet from damaging the GRP. Not sure where they obtained them from or indeed how they were fixed. Kit at JR may be able to assist.

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COLIN


Posted By: moongirl
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2016 at 9:39pm
Just been on the net see www.checkstainless.com 



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COLIN


Posted By: moongirl
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2016 at 9:42pm
Whoops got the website wrong - try www.techstainless.com 

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COLIN


Posted By: Saoirse
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2016 at 7:49pm
Thanks

I was worried that the stanchion base might need reinforcing?

regards

David


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David Holtby
Saoirse of Cork - CO5054


Posted By: Saoirse
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2016 at 7:54pm
Thanks Colin - the stainless strip looks ideal and only £6 from TechStainless!

I will get one and let you know if it works

regards

David


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David Holtby
Saoirse of Cork - CO5054


Posted By: waratah912
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2016 at 8:06pm
Yes, you'd need to fit a proper footblock on a suitably angled plinth.

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Paul Smith
Waratah
Contact details available from the members only area


Posted By: Saoirse
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2016 at 9:43am
Thanks Paul.  I will try the stainless wear strip Colin has sugested first.  Many thanks to you both.  D

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David Holtby
Saoirse of Cork - CO5054


Posted By: moongirl
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2016 at 9:09pm
Not sure why you would need to reinforce a stanchion base as Genoa sheets are never run through blocks on the stanchions - spinnaker guys yes! 
Are your Genoa sheet blocks worn? Barton do suitable replacements that fit the existing tracks & are kinder on the sheets - the original Tufnol blocks often get 'sharp' nicks in them!



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COLIN


Posted By: Saoirse
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2016 at 9:31am
Hi Colin.  That was in response to Paul's suggestion to lead the sheet back to a turning block (like the spinnaker's) and then back up to the winch.  I prefer your idea to fit a stainless wear strip so I will try that first.

Again, thanks for you help

David


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David Holtby
Saoirse of Cork - CO5054


Posted By: Keny
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2016 at 2:52pm
Hello David
You could do what I did if you have the means. That is to purchase a 1m length of 3/4" bore, 316, thick wall, water pipe. Cut it into 3 and slit one length into quarters. One of these makes a wear strip which is secured with c/sunk self tappers. The pipe is quite soft to bend and you will have enough  for 12 boats.
keny
p.s. it looks quite smart too



Posted By: George Isted
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2016 at 3:33pm
I fitted a shorter version of this...

http://www.force4.co.uk/force-4-stainless-steel-rubbing-strake.html?gclid=CJ3c8OjpzMoCFWsJwwodLAIBsA#.Vqo0WGbctes

a couple of years ago with a couple of self-tapping screws, works a treat.

As you say it's only needed on one side.

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George Isted
www.solentboatbutler.co.uk
Contessa 32 "Concerto"
Co32 Class Measurer and ex Class Captain.


Posted By: Saoirse
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2016 at 4:54pm
I called Jeremy Rogers Chandlery and they sell a custom wear strip so I have purchased one for £35 inlc carriage and VAT.  I will let you all know how I get on with it!

best wishes

David


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David Holtby
Saoirse of Cork - CO5054



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