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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:07 am 
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Disregard my previous idea about drilling a hole.
Went out yesterday and broke the original mast. :(
It fractured right at the hole where the furling line came out. This hole was too big. In my first design I had drilled it so that two lines exited -one for furling and another for unfurling. It ended up being about 1/4" and elongated. I got rid of the unfurling line and used the mainsheet instead so the hole didn't need to be that big.
It lasted about 8 months though. :)
Still working on a way to lessen the tangling of the furling line around the bearing -without drilling holes.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:53 pm 
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Hi, I am a newbie with a Revo and sail kit. anyone know where I can get this thurst bearing in the US?
have a part #?

Thrust Bearing
22.225 mm ID 0.875665 inch
34.925 mm OD 1.3760449999 inch

Nominal ID (mm) : 22.225
Nominal OD (mm) : 34.925
Nominal Thickness (mm) : 2.362 0.0930628 inch
Material (Retainer / Balls) : Nylon / 440C Stainless
Ball Size : 3.962 0.15444799999999997 inch

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Congratulation on your purchase. My wife has a Sport and & have the Revolution. I'm envious as I got to sail a AI yesterday. What a boat!
To answer your questions. Here is a link to about furling a Revo sail.
http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewt ... ht=furling


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fishman-rd: Torquetrans.com has the bearing in the USA and be sure to order the stainless version.

Stringy: Here are the pictures of the anodized billet version. Thanks again for all the help.

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G'Day Frank,
That's an impressive looking collar -very professional looking. Great work! 8)
How have you managed the furling line-any pics?


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Frank, thanks for posting the pics.. You have an impressive looking set up. Curious, where'd you get the collar. Can you provide manufacturer, part # ?


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 Post subject: Found US Supplier
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:38 pm 
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Found another US supplier for thrust bearings & shaft collars: www.mcmaster-carr.com Haven't installed the pieces yet, but will post pics as soon as ready.


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What about using these clamcleats instead of using one with an eye screw? http://www.clamcleat.com/cleats/cleat_d ... ?theid2=57 I've seen them for less than $20

These guys are CHEAP and have fast shipping for the bimini parts and other odds and ends. http://www.marinepartdepot.com/newststdehi.html

Teflon washers...with ripoff shipping

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... ink:top:us

or drill your own and share with friends

http://cgi.ebay.com/TEFLON-SHEET-VIRGIN ... C294%3A200

Finally, I have a confession to make. I'm a Dumb Azz. :oops:

I took my Adventure out today, and tried to use the sail for the first time. I got so PO's I went right back to the dock. The question is, and honestly I didn't look that hard, but what keeps the mast from spinning inside the sail pocket or sleeve?

I could not for the life of me furl the damn thing up...which is how I found my way here. I mean, yeah, I could spend half the day wrapping the sail around the mast with one hand wrapping and the other holding the mast, but surely this isn't meant to be...is it?? You can't just spin the mast and furl the sail?? I looked at the top of the sail pocket/ mast and saw nothing to keep it from spinning. This made me question how does this furler work...love the idea, but with nothng attaching the sail to the mast...I don't get it. Am I missing something??

Sorry, I need to go now...time for my monthy 12 step D/A meeting...

Thanks for the help.

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Nice bit of work. When I did this I repaced the shock cord with a Clam cleat and a bit line so I could vary the down haul tension. The clam cleat just riveted to the maast. Also how do you post pictures directly into the post.
Mike


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to post pic's go here
http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=8574

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Rockets wrote:
what keeps the mast from spinning inside the sail pocket or sleeve?

Normally the sail is bungeed to the boat, preventing it from spinning. With the reefing arrangement, the sail is bungeed to the knuckle or collar, which in turn is made fast to the mast by clamping it. Therefore, the sail will rotate with the mast. As the mast is rotated, the sail is reefed.8)


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Doh!!

Thanks.


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So, I guess then the only way to furl the sail w/o the knuckle, is the PITA method of one hand holding the mast while the other wraps the sail and 20 feet of sheet around it??

I'm going to order the parts to furl anyway, but meanwhile I'm curious if there's another method.

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There is always an easier way. Here is one of them:

Untie your mainsheet from the sail and tie a snap hook or "S" hook at the end.
When you begin or end your sailing session, simply hook the sheet to the sail grommet.
Main sheet stows separately -- I store it in the hull so it can't be left behind.
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With another short line and snap hook, make a "tail"
This snaps on when finished sailing and snaps onto any convenient location while sailing to keep it handy.
This will tie off and secure your sail.
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When finished sailing, unsnap it, roll it up in about 15 to 30 seconds,
secure it and stow it along your starboard rail for rapid redeployment.
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Now with all the time you save furling mainsheet, you will have lots of opportunity to look back on this thread for some other neat rigging ideas! 8)


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Thanks...I can see I need to do a little more thinking and less asking.

Sister clips on the sheet would work well in this application. I guess I was still aggravated from trying to furl the sail, while being unprepared and just wanted some instant solutions!

Thanks for the help.

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 Post subject: FURLING SAIL
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:57 am 
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HI YA'LL,
This post is mainly for Stringy and Geezer, but any one who has used or improved on their ideals please wade in. Stringy your last post on this subject you were still working on a solution for line tangling in the mast bear'n, how's that coming. Geezer your last post you were going to route your lines to the left and back to near rudder controller. How did this work for you. And does this solve the tangling problems. Either of you have new pics. I don't remember seeing pics of Geezer's set-up at all. I'm about to start my installation, but don't want to drill holes I don't need.

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