Mainsheet deck attachment.

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  • 24 Jul 2014 13:04
    Reply # 3053193 on 1100736
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    I just bought myself a horse, doesn't anybody use a traveller? You know, that thingy sliding along said horse?

    P.S.: I know of the loss of Easy Go but why delete the account, have I missed something?

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  • 17 Oct 2012 07:07
    Reply # 1106015 on 1100736
    I took my horse design based on Badgers into the engineers today. The quote, $50, I was tempted to say I'll have two please.:)
  • 13 Oct 2012 22:20
    Reply # 1102836 on 1100736
    I love looking at the pictures of Robin Knox-Johnston's Suhaili when he came home in 1969 with rust streaks all over. If you're not going all yacht with varnished mahogany, polished brass,white slacks and blazer, then it's not a real ship without the rust.
  • 13 Oct 2012 21:31
    Reply # 1102805 on 1100736
    Just goes to prove doesn't it Robert that there was life before stainless steel. I'll have a look at the photos.
  • 13 Oct 2012 18:58
    Reply # 1102736 on 1100736
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    We built the horse for Easy Go from some rusty old steel tubing found behind a barn. It was meant to be temporary but as it seems to be strong has become permanent. There is a picture of it in the Easy Go pictures with the windvane, radar reflector and stern light also attached. The horse was primed with epoxy primer and is standing up to the test of time. It is lag bolted to the sheer. The blocks are lashed to the horse and have not been changed in about six years.  The simplicity of the lashing allows for some adjustment. A couple of years ago I wrapped the horse with cord in and painted it to give more protection from the elements.
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  • 12 Oct 2012 22:18
    Reply # 1102055 on 1100736
    Tank you Annie, that sounds just right for me.
  • 12 Oct 2012 20:55
    Reply # 1102005 on 1100736
    I have posted a photo to the technical forum illustrations showing Badger's mainsheet horse.  It was fitted into stanchion bases, epoxy-bolted to wooden bases glued to the bulwarks.  The horse was made from 18mm stainless steel tubing and had a flat welded on to it for attaching the blocks.  Dead simple and dead effective for 100,000 miles.
  • 12 Oct 2012 07:35
    Reply # 1101628 on 1100736
    Well in the cool and very windy light of day I've realised two things.
    1 The pushpit is not going to come back off without a fight.
    2 modifying it would be an expensive exercise.
    So I have decided to go with a horse. My idea is to use stainless steel tube bolted to the small aft deck, it will be 1200mm long and 200mm high.I will put a drawing in my profile album which will explain it in more detail.
  • 12 Oct 2012 03:35
    Reply # 1101507 on 1100736
    I think David is on the money here, Gary.  I have posted another picture of my mainsheet system which shows similar struts.  My set up is probably not ideal either - I wonder about upward forces, but had to work around existing structures.  It shows no sign of movement so far but I have only sailed in 25 knot winds so far.
  • 12 Oct 2012 00:03
    Reply # 1101358 on 1100736
    I looked at the photo, and I think I'm seeing a rather long unsupported tube that the blocks are going to be attached to.
    The pull from the sheet has varying upwards, forwards and sideways components, and all these need to be resisted. The best I can think of is a V-shaped bracing tube, from the centre of the horizontal tube, down to the bumkin just aft of the hull. I'm not sure that  this is quite enough, it depends on the actual sheet loads and directions, but I think it's enough for your first sailing trials. 
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