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Re: Outhaul or on boom furling-handle replacement

Name: Tom
Category: Hull/Rigging/Sails
Date: 22 Jun 2004
Time: 11:23:55
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Remote User: a37ioa


Greg, Don't have a handle and don't know where you could find one, but currently have at our dock, the 1967 A-37 MK-I sloop, PIKA (Lou and Jean Wayne), who are passing through on their way back from wintering in the Bahamas. Took a couple of photos of their crank and furling/outhaul gear and don't think it would be too difficult to make one from parts from your local Ace Hardware perhaps using some brass pipe fittings and judicious use of a file and power drill. (Photos forwarded to you via email attach.) The dimensions (approximate but pretty close) of the furling and outhaul pin (on the boom)are: Diameter: 5/8" Pins: 3/16" diameter by 5/16" tall. The reef/outhaul crank body (part that goes into the outhaul hole and over the furling pin) dimensions are: Outside diameter: 15/16" Inside diameter: 11/16" Total handle body length: 3" Depth of inside diameter hole: 2 3/4" deep Slot width: 5/16" Slot depth: 7/16" Handle length: about 6" Good luck! Tom Assenmacher

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