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BlueWotsit

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Carbon Fibre Masts and Fittings
« on: August 23, 2011, 09:58:00 AM »

Whats the recommended method for attaching rigging lines to carbon fibre masts.

Im upgrading a Fairwind, and an article I read refers to something called Tangs - but I cant find these anywhere at the moment.

The article also mentions that because of the stiffness of CF tubing, that spreaders are not necessary, has anyone any comments on this statement

Thanks
Andrew
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Re: Carbon Fibre Masts and Fittings
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 02:13:32 PM »

Hi,

Tangs are designed for use attaching rigging end fittings with standard pin sizes, to a wide range of Mast Sections.

On my Marblehead yacht I use spreaders as at 6 feet in lenght the mast will bend.

However on the Footy yachts the masts are only 16 inches long and do not need spreaders.

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Re: Carbon Fibre Masts and Fittings
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 02:36:54 PM »

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4231.msg296394#msg296394

I made little aluminium tags for my Victoria and pop rivetted them to a 8mm cf tube
lines are attached to the booms by cotter(split pins) in 6mm cf tube

Hope this helps

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Re: Carbon Fibre Masts and Fittings
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 04:23:58 PM »

thanks guys for clearing that up, and for the solution Ned - now to try and put it into practice  :-))
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