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Éric Bouvéron replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"I made some deadeyes out of marine plywood and epoxy, and ask opinions here about them. Very negative.  Not strong enough. Didn't dare to use them. Easy to make thought. You may use three layers of strong wood. the middle one slighty…"
17 hours ago
Axel replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Thanks Eric and Omar. Eric, I really like the resin deadeyes but I fear they would be more work than making them out of wood or aluminum. If I need 50 of them that would be the way to go! I suppose I should clarify that while I can make them out of…"
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boatsmith replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
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Omar M. Rashash replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"The Spirit of Gaia, a Pahi 63, uses wooden deadeyes and chain plates, coupled successfully with Dyneema stays."
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Éric Bouvéron replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Sorry, it's in French, but that's the best I found. Resin made with a mold. I am not patient enough to do that, but it may be faster and stronger if you make a few of them. If some words are too difficult for google translate, let me know…"
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Axel replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"I'm now ready to start making rigging pieces for my T38 and pondering the deadeyes.... the cost of buying them is prohibitive and so am thinking of different ways to make them. Since I don't have access to a lathe or machine tools, I have…"
Sunday
Ian R replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"If there are any xylophiles out there (timber fanatics), if you look at the edge of the elm board in the photo you will see the tracks of the elm beetle that killed the tree. Usually, when this happened, after felling, the bark later detached from…"
May 12
Ian R replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Bonjour Eric, Yes, I will have to paint them sadly, but I show them like this so you can see where the laminations are. I have enough brightwork on the boat already, the beam support blocks are like this so I can see any incipient rot but there is…"
May 11
Éric Bouvéron replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ian, Bravo! If I dare: paint them. Varnish is a pain to maintain. But, that's a great job! Éric"
May 11
Ian R replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
May 11
Ian R replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Here are the deadeye blocks. The micrometer is set @ 1/2". I haven't decided yet whether to varnish or paint..."
May 11
Éric Bouvéron replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ian, I certainly wish to see that! Éric"
May 7
Ian R replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ref deadeyes for dyneema, I have almost finished my 8 no. deadeyes for 6mm Marlow prestretched I have been making from CARP(engineering grade, low water absorption) tufnol/elm laminate, now sheathing with carbon cloth. I reckon I will have just…"
May 6
Robert Sheridan replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"The rigger I used provided spectra shrouds and they came with a polyester cover as protection.  Thinking about it I am wondering if having a cover is the reason that the shrouds are a bit noisy, other boats I have seen have used  the black…"
May 3
Éric Bouvéron replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"On my shrouds, at the mast, I put a plastic hose around the dynema before I splce the loop. That's the only protection I used for abrasion. "
Apr 26
john james replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"I am planning to use dyneema for standing rigging for shrouds. What is this cover you mention preventing abrasion? With roller furling jib I suspect wire rope is necessary."
Apr 26

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I am:
I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Mango Elephant, Tiki 30
Country, City, and State?
UK
About me or us?
Just built a pod. Previously sailed and rebuit a Hinemoa (Sealark).
Looking to?
Go cruising

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Tiki 30 centre section available

We have replaced our Tiki 30 open cockpit with a pod. We still have the old centre section, which is in good repair, and if anyone wants it and is willing to collect it from East Yorkshire UK please get in touch.

Old cockpit has now been recycled into a stern walkway and engine well cover. The foam sandwich is really light and stiff so ideal for this sort of application so we have salvaged as much as we can and will store it pending the next project.

Robert

Posted on October 15, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 1:04pm on July 3, 2009, Ann and Neville Clement said…
Hi Robert,
Isn't this a great web site? I only wish we had it when building Peace. Ann and Nev
At 2:47pm on July 6, 2009, Ann and Neville Clement said…
Hi,
Is the September meet better for Helen? See this web for info. Ann and Nev
At 9:16am on November 24, 2010, Ann and Neville Clement said…
Hi Robert,
We have two guest rooms on Peace and do not know if we will have anybody stayong aboard either one of them for sure. Likely we will be able to have you stay with us so keep that in mind. Our phone number is 401 261 7816. Ann and nev
At 7:16am on November 25, 2010, Ann and Neville Clement said…
I started sailing with the seasons along the US East Coast over 20 years ago and am very familiar with all of it from southern Maine to lower Florida. There are many inlest from ocean to protected Intra Coastal Waterway and most experienced cruisers with good sea boats enjoy a little of both as weather dictates. One can anchor the whole way so marina fees need not apply.
Look forward to seeing you, ann and Nev
At 9:01pm on May 18, 2011, Rogerio Martin said…
Hi Robert, I will building one Tiki 30 like yours.

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