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Stainless Ferrules

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Does anyone make stainless steel ferrules (low friction rings) like the Antals? Looking for something with a 12-14mm ID.

 

--Matt

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I need more metal then that. This will be welded to another piece.

 

--Matt

 

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Have you considered a stainless steel rings? I used them at one time but found them too heavy. I bought them at the local ACE hardware.

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Allen,

 

I need surface area for the weld so there is little or no deflection. A regular ring won't cut it.

 

--Matt

Have you considered a stainless steel rings? I used them at one time but found them too heavy. I bought them at the local ACE hardware.

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Can you post a sketch of what you are trying to come up with? I know a really good welder if that would help. He has welded two things for me that nobody else would touch.

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Bump. Still searching for a stainless steel ferrule with dimensions similar to the R14.10.

 

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I cant make the search here work tonight (not that that it ever has) but I seem to remember a thread in which Bammiller machined up some of those for somebody. Can always try him at Oyster Bay Boat Shop....

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Buy an ali one, take it to a local machine shop and say can you please turn me up some of these out if stainless.

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Silver brazing the ring instead of welding it would prevent heat distortion.

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What's the application and how many do you need?

 

Cutting them in aluminum is pretty easy, but the stainless stuff takes so much longer and is much tougher on the tooling. To set up to do a couple in stainless would be an expensive solution.

 

Bam Miller

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Frac spin halyard fairlead on a 26 footer. To be welded to the headstay tang/halyard box. Only need one.

 

--Matt

What's the application and how many do you need?

 

Cutting them in aluminum is pretty easy, but the stainless stuff takes so much longer and is much tougher on the tooling. To set up to do a couple in stainless would be an expensive solution.

 

Bam Miller

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Aha.... Loads of IOR mastmakers back in the day used to make these. Known as spectacles as they were done as a pair. Go to your local boatyard who gave been managing raceboats for some time and ask for the scrap rigging bits bin. Bound to find some. Then cut and weld.

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We replaced our binoculars a while back, I think we got them through sydney rigging specialists, http://www.rigging.com.au/ .

Any machine shop is going to charge you a shitload, noone likes to machine stainless.

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You can go to any sailmaker that uses pressed rings and have them press just the liner. They come in various sizes and are cheap.

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Sailmaker thimbles are widely available. Maybe $5.

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This was my first thought.

 

You can go to any sailmaker that uses pressed rings and have them press just the liner. They come in various sizes and are cheap.

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I spent some time searching for the round stainless thimbles some time ago and now use the deck clips from Viadana ( a cheap brand from ITA). They cost about 3 € a piece.

 

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The ferrules are a separate part, so you don't have to cut anything ... I sell the remaining deck clip without the ferrule on eBay, so in the end the ferrules cost me close to nothing :-D

 

BUT ... don't use them for turns > approx. 90° or you will need a new rope quickly!

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