I put them somewhere safe in October, now it's time to bend the sails on and I can't find them
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28-04-12, 20:38 #1
Anyone seen the shackles for my sails?Boaty Photographer http://grahamsnook.com
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28-04-12, 20:56 #2Registered User
- Join Date
- Oct 2001
Hmm... I left the mainsail tack shackle attached to the gooseneck fitting, the clew one attached to the outhaul runner in the boom, and I couldn't get the one that attached to the halyard off If I wanted to. Likewise for the genoa. So that's where I'd look for them.
28-04-12, 22:24 #3
Whoever has pinched this lot - could they return the Clevis pin from my boom strut?Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere
28-04-12, 22:53 #4Registered User
Location : Southampton
- Join Date
- Nov 2009
I always leave rig shackles attached to one side or the other of what they used to hold together.
Not that that's much help to you now
28-04-12, 22:58 #5
Look in the chart table. Things like that always migrate towards the chart table.
29-04-12, 07:52 #6
The fun is reuniting all the other 'losts and founds' whilst searching for, er, I forget now, what was I looking for again?
29-04-12, 07:55 #7
Mine are often found precariously perched by the grab rail on the deck where I put them down when taking off the sails at the end of last season....
29-04-12, 08:32 #8
A minor issue Snooks. Put some new ones on and you will find the old ones straight away.
I managed to lose / forget the link at the top of my forestay, only discovered when the backstay was too short and the mast leaned forwards . . Then of course I found it the next day so had a pleasant hour or so up the mast with no forestay connected trying to fit the link. With mobos going past making wash - you scream at them to slow down and they look around but never upwards.
The inside of my thighs is still sore after clinging to the mast like a monkey on a stick. I swear there are finger shaped depressions in the ally mast.
29-04-12, 08:41 #9
They're probably in the same place as the fittings I noticed and intended to pick up just before I started pressure washing and blasted them into the nearest bush.One hull good, two hulls better.
29-04-12, 08:45 #10
I have one locker where such things are always put (usually). Small items such as screws and clevis pins go into minigrip bags with a description written on it; e.g. "Don't know what these are for but better keep them in case they're important"."Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in good spirits." RLS