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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Low friction rings for headsail sheets

    Because that resulted in a poor lead to the winch...

    At a minimum I would suggest using a file and some emery paper to ensure there is a nice radius and no burrs on the edge of the car where the sheet is chafing. You really need a turning block, perhaps another car at the aft end of the rail. This would allow the forward car to rotate to the angle of the sheet while maintaining a good lead onto the winch.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Low friction rings for headsail sheets

    Quote Originally Posted by gdallas View Post
    Barton cars. But maybe I can make the tufnol blocks stand up with a thick leather collar hmmmm. Thank you
    I understand the appropriate quality leather ( split chrome? ) is not now widely available, and is pricey. A good alternative is to 'recycle' the tough material from a split fender, turned clean inside-out. The stuff also does a good job on spreader ends and stanchion tops.

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