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  1. mod for a shackle & block?

    Do you require the block and the shackle to be difficult locked? If some limited rotation is acceptable then I think you could achieve this with a lashing of say 2mm sheathed spectra. The lashing could pass through two of the holes (the lower two in the first and second pics posted) in the block cheeks and around the part of the shackle housing the pin and in a figure of eight configuration when viewed along the axis of the pin. If made up tight I think only slight movement would be allowed by this arrangement.
  2. Bye Bye to AGM

    Does anyone have experience of lead crystal batteries - http://leadcrystalbatteries.com/
  3. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    With reference to the keel attachment of yachts similarly constructed to Cheeky Rafiki the posting above suggests to me at least, that the Farr yacht design company believes that it can provide worthwhile guidance regarding not only: Repair. Note the comment in the posting that: "It almost incomprehensible that a repair could be made in a critical area like this without guidance. Please let us help you." but also: Inspection. Note the advise in that posting: "If you have an incident that potentially caused structural damage, contact your yacht designer". Does anyone know if the Farr yacht design company has issued any follow up to the MAIB report? The posting above suggests that it intended to do so - but that was a couple of years ago now.
  4. Navtec Norseman Replacement Cones

    Are there any material requirements, (for example hardness)... or does that sort of thing not matter
  5. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    For some reason the quote I included above seems to have lost its attribution... so here it is again. Does anyone know if Patrick or his compamy have issued the promised "announcement/addendum to the MAIB report" and if so where it can be found?
  6. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    Does anyone know if Patrick or his compamy have issued the promised "announcement/addendum to the MAIB report" and if so where it can be found? ... We take safety very seriously and will issue an announcement/addendum to the MAIB report with some other considerations...
  7. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    Smackdaddy - why do you consider that the "cause/method of capsize is easily secondary to this bit from the report"?
  8. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    Thanks Bob Could you advise on how you specified the bolt material to ensure suitable reliability?
  9. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    Ishmael I have not read the other thread to which you refer - except now for post #583. Had I read post #583 of that thread before asking the question I would have asked Tricky the same question anyway. He says something similar in post #583 to what he says in the post I asked him about. Mad has referred to 'point 42 on the laminate spec' which sounds like it might be a more objective source of info but I do not intend to attempt to follow it up because Tricky has advised that he knows the information he gives to be correct.
  10. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    Tricky. Do you know they are discontinuous at the intersections you mention? They could be continuous athwartships or fore and aft... or in both directions.
  11. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    It would be very interesting to know what you think about this case and what you think of this construction method - any comments?
  12. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    I interpreted cms's comment that 'Cheeky Rafiki is a "one off"' to refer to the accident not the boat. I think that is what he meant. I am not sure that the semantic question of whether or not Cheeky Rafiki was a "one off" is of particular significance although I do note that the investigation team thought it was not a "one off". In 'Section 1 - Factual Information' they report the vessel type as 'Beneteau First 40.7 – Bermudan Sloop'
  13. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    Excellent points I think
  14. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    cms - my remarks have been intended to reflect on the quality of the report rather than the boat. I have commented on certain aspects of the report and you may have inferred from my remarks that I am not overly impressed with those aspects. Please do not assume that because I have not commented on other aspects I am very impressed with those. In my mind this report raises not just the question 'will this document be revised to increase its quality and usefulness?' but also the questions: 'how much did this investigation cost?'; 'is this typical of the quality of work produced by the MAIB?'; and, 'how much does the MAIB spend on producing stuff of similar quality?'. Many may not be interested in one or more of those questions but I am - there is no harm in that surely.