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00:26 16 October 2023

port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

Saoirse at 25/01/2016 14:32:51
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

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port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

waratah912 at 25/01/2016 14:50:15
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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port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

moongirl at 25/01/2016 21:27:31
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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port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

moongirl at 25/01/2016 21:39:40
Just been on the net see www.checkstainless.com

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00:26 16 October 2023

port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

moongirl at 25/01/2016 21:42:53
Whoops got the website wrong – try www.techstainless.com

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00:27 16 October 2023

port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

Saoirse at 26/01/2016 19:49:09
Thanks

I was worried that the stanchion base might need reinforcing?

regards

David

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port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

Saoirse at 26/01/2016 19:54:39
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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port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

waratah912 at 26/01/2016 20:06:14
Yes, you’d need to fit a proper footblock on a suitably angled plinth.

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port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

Saoirse at 27/01/2016 09:43:49
Thanks Paul. I will try the stainless wear strip Colin has sugested first. Many thanks to you both. D

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port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

moongirl at 27/01/2016 21:09:36
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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00:27 16 October 2023

port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

Saoirse at 28/01/2016 09:31:32
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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port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

Keny at 28/01/2016 14:52:47
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

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port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

George Isted at 28/01/2016 15:33:16
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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00:28 16 October 2023

port genoa sheet abrading cockpit coaming

Saoirse at 28/01/2016 16:54:02
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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