• Announcements

    • Zapata

      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  
Sign in to follow this  
Malaya

Navtec Norseman Replacement Cones

Recommended Posts

I have searched high and low for replacement cones for my 8MM Navtec Norseman fittings, and like others before me the results have not produced results. During the search it was suggested that a machine shop could produce them, perhaps a CNC could make the process easier.

So heres the deal, Im not a machinist nor do I have the equipment. I do have a couple of the cone still in original packaging which could provide dimensions and such. Further, I believe there is a market for these goodies, I came across quite a few sailors also looking for these, the 8MM seem to be very popular size.

Any thoughts, or machinists out there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So let me get this straight ...

 

You're delusionaly paranoid about swaged fittings, but you're willing to reverse engineer a mechanical component with no understanding of tolerances on a public forum filled with uninformed hacks.

 

Help me understand, really, what you're thinking?

 

You really can't make this shit up ...

 

Good grief

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fuck off Moon

I'm a cruiser, like to be self sufficient. How do you swage a terminal in a remote location.

I must not be alone in my desire to make up my rigging as there have been mechanical terminals for years and there still many cruisers that prefer them. And theye are still made,just that Navtic has discontinued their line.

But thanks for your input

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would guess nothing more then commercial tolerances, someone is making it on a standard CNC. Bring it to a shop with a CMM, they can reverse engineer it, this ain't rocket science.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jolie

Just trying to see if a group might want to share some of the setup costs. A dozen pieces might be a little costly. A couple of hundred would certainly bring the cost more in line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With the company not in business, who owns the patent?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Call Rigging Only in Fairhaven Mass.

when I used Norsemen swages to build up a forestay that could be disassembled should I need to replace a piece of track, they had spare cones.

 

http://riggingonly.com/Norsemanmechanicalterminal.htm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jolie

Just trying to see if a group might want to share some of the setup costs. A dozen pieces might be a little costly. A couple of hundred would certainly bring the cost more in line.

Machine time for a CNC turning center isn't but $50/hr and they can probably make 10~15 pieces an hour. Time on a CMM is about the same, check material composition with a Niton and check hardness, you should be good to go. Material costs are negligible. Order a couple hundred and sell them. I really wonder how Navtek managed to go under from the position they once held in the marketplace. Contact DDW here, I believe he has a machine shop? Me, I would just send it to one of my Chinese suppliers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found some at Rig Rite Inc (401-739-1140 )We needed 1/4  & 5/16" cones. They are not on their website but it sounded like they had all sizes! Just call them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this