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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Johan Hackman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 September 2017 at 20:11
The box (or cage, really) is stainless steel but the sheave is probably delrin.

When I mounted the box I applied a special grease between the sheave box and the mast to avoid corrossion between the stainless steel and the aluminium.

As the point where the jib sheet enters the mast must be one of the most stressed points on the boat I believe it is worth the extra money if this is better quality. The old sheave been squeaking and moaning for years now. Even if it was not broken it cried for retirement.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rubato Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2017 at 05:07
Deja Vu....
 
I had all the same problems on my 400 Johan. The separation plate between the sheaves at the top of the mast had to be replaced , the sheaves themselves replaced and I had to upgrade the jib halyard sheave box.....    Seems like all the models suffer from similar issues.....
 
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Is this a problem only on Sparcraft?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Johan Hackman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2017 at 19:53
Originally posted by alidal alidal wrote:

Is this a problem only on Sparcraft?


I don't think so. I find that my mast is good quality. I have sailed my boat some 12 000 nautical miles so I am not surprised a few parts need replacement.

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I know this thread is a bit slow at the moment. My only excuse is that my mast is still down. Hopefully it will get back in the next few days.

In the meantime I would like to go back to a song that was originally based on a "myHanse encounter", as I would like to call it. I wrote it after the great 370 owner Marco had filmed Emilia while sailing alongside the fabolous S/Y Älva. The song immideately became my daughter's favourite bedtime song. Then it ended up as a song I used in my work as a music teacher. The video below is from when I sang the song with some threehundred of my students two years ago.



Now, beginning at a new work I get to learn to sing my own song "I Am Sailing" in Arabic! Taught to me by my students!

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Wonderful John, many thanks for sharing itClap with us

For me its even better than the original
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When writing this, I am glad I am not dead or seriously wounded.

As I mentioned before, my mast has been down for inspection. Today, with the help of ten or so people who were either friends or family, the mast came up again. After having raised the mast I went up in the bosun's chair to mount the Windex and the wind sensor. Almost at the top I heard a loud bang and the forestay tension suddenly went away. If it hadn't been for the jib halyard that was tied as a security line to the bow I would have fallen backwards together with the mast and severly hurt myself or the people working the winches in the cockpit. One or two of us could also have died. And the idea to put the jib halyard as as security line wasn't even mine. A friend told me to do so an I hesitantly followed his advice.

Now, having survived this I can tell you that it all was due to a small mistake. I will explain what happened.

With the mast down for inspection I thought removing the furling drum was a good idea. Seeing that the wire looked good at that end I put it back again. What I didn't know was that the deck fitting could be mounted two ways and when I put it back I unknowingly mounted it upside down.

This error did not reveal itself before the mast was hanging in the crane and I failed to remount the deck fitting. Then I realised my mistake and put it back in its right direction forgetting that also the forestay inside the drum should be attached to it! So effectively, I raised my mast with no other support at the bow than the jib halyard. The forestay was not connected!The bottom end of it was moving freely inside the furling coil.

Having realised the problem I found ways to fix it but I am not going into that in this post. I hope that this incident will be a reminder to myself, and others, that how close to a disaster you can be just because of a small mistake.

Johan




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