Bus what bus ! sounds more like a bulldozer !Highlander wrote: ↑Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:58 pm[quote=Jimmyt post_id=340371 time=<a href="tel:1581560912">1581560912</a> user_id=16979]
One more point BOAT... The gin pole stays were Highlander's idea. I just thought it was so good I copied him. But if you think it's a loser, you could share the grief with him too!
Sorry Highlander. Getting lonely here under the bus...
If BOAT wasn't growling at me, I'd feel left out . It's all good fun. I always welcome a challenge. Often times, a question or challenge gives me a much-needed new perspective.
I've got some heavier stainless, so I guess I could make new bottom brackets. I'm hoping that stabilizing the gin pole will allow the stock brackets to serve the purpose. I'll continue to overthink this for a bit before doing anything.
One additional concern. We are calculating a static load, and that may be lower than what actually occurs. I notice that between an inconsistent winch grind, mast flex, and lifting rope flex, there might be some dynamic loads worth considering also. The system seems to bounce a bit on the way up and down.
Make that two. Actually, if you look at where the winch handle is, and forces on the handle during raising, a pretty fair moment is acting on the bottom bracket during grinding... unless you are steadying the gin pole with your other hand. I'm usually fighting the furler with the other hand. Glad my gin pole has stays to resist that moment BOAT
Tomfoolery' rig that controls the furler with the gin pole is a really nice solution to that issue.
Maybe the galley table will be next. Should be less controversial .