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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:32 pm 
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I have had so much positive response to this bar that I ended up making several...the hot set-up for bar material so far seems to be what is called 1 and 1/4" , 6061-T6 aluminum pipe because it is cheap, lightweight and won't snap in half leaving you helpless like wood or fiberglass unit could easily do in heavy waves. A seven foot section at my local metal supermarket is $31 and it weighs in at less than 5 pounds.. It's a little confusing since pipe only slightly resembles it's nominal size . The actual dimensions of the pipe are 1.66 O.D. x 0.14 wall thickness x 1.38 I.D. Sealed on the ends it will float, and the wood used in my pads and the thick bright yellow woven polypropylene line (cheap at Walmart) all add to the bouyancy and make it easy to spot in the water if you manage to drop it. The fully constructed bar with the wooden carpeted ends and the line and stainless trigger snaps should weigh in right around 9 pounds, and that is nothing when you are sailing solo.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:46 pm 
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Chet3 wrote:
How can I get my H18 up from a turtle by myself?

I have a plan for a righting pole for the capsize but I capsized my H18 last month for the first time in 3 yrs and it went straight to turtle. I think the wing way up in the air was catching the wind and drove the mast under. I did not seem to have any water in the mast and it came up easy and quickly with two of us once I got the mast to the surface but it was a (censored) getting it up from turtle. Basically we just stood on the underside of the wing and held onto the daggerboard with one hand and leaned out as far as possible and it eventually came up. My under tramp righting lines were too short to be of help in the turtle position. Since it was working but slowly I did not get creative with some line around the daggerboard.

I was wondering if the righting pole could have a rope tied to the end to grab and lean back for bringing it up from turtle? Has anyone tried this?


Hi Chet, my suggestion would be to do a YouTube search for Gary Friesen's "solo right" and use that video as a baseline for what you're looking to achieve. Friesen is credited with inventing this version of the righting pole and he even sold it commercially for a time. Myself and many others on this forum have successfully built working versions by copying his design (Thanks Gary!!!!!!). Getting out of turtle simply involves technique and having enough line to work the force from your sterns. Good luck.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:43 pm 
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The inch and a quarter schedule 40, 6061 T-6 aluminum pipe is also available online from onlinemetals.com, if you can't find it locally. They will sell you the pipe for@ $25.45 for 7 feet but then want $17 for shipping, (which I suppose will vary depending on how far you are from their nearest shipping point)..that would bring your total to $42.45 but save you the time and gas money involved in chasing it down. The other thing to know is that they will ship 5 pieces to me for $22 so that would bring the price of shipping down to less than $5 per section....so if you have several buddies who are interested in making a bar, that would be the hot set-up. There is also 2024 aircraft grade aluminum tube available, but that stuff is overkill and three times the price.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:41 pm 
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fastfriend wrote:
The inch and a quarter schedule 40, 6061 T-6 aluminum pipe is also available online from onlinemetals.com, if you can't find it locally. They will sell you the pipe for@ $25.45 for 7 feet but then want $17 for shipping, (which I suppose will vary depending on how far you are from their nearest shipping point)..that would bring your total to $42.45 but save you the time and gas money involved in chasing it down. The other thing to know is that they will ship 5 pieces to me for $22 so that would bring the price of shipping down to less than $5 per section....so if you have several buddies who are interested in making a bar, that would be the hot set-up. There is also 2024 aircraft grade aluminum tube available, but that stuff is overkill and three times the price.


I'm so glad I found this thread ... I need one in a bad way ... I'm 5'6", 145 lbs and this would save my life ... I can sail solo knowing that I have a way to right my H16.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:41 am 
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Got mine put together, minus ropes and paint for the bar, sealing off the tube to float was a bear cause of built up air pressure... Capri sun straw did the trick to release some pressure for second plug. Hope never have to use it, but good insurance.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:40 am 
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Can you post a picture ... I still haven't make one yet.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:35 am 
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In2Bass wrote:
Can you post a picture ... I still haven't make one yet.

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Here's some pictures of my righting pole, I copied Gary Friesen's Solo-Right design (a video of which can be found on YouTube):

http://www.thebeachcats.com/pictures/?g2_itemId=83390


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:56 am 
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Thanks FastFriend. Copied your system and solo righted my 18 out on Lake Erie yesterday.

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