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Vincent DePillis

Member Since 19 Jan 2005
Offline Last Active Jan 21 2017 01:08 AM

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In Topic: Titanium and aluminum - Corrosion?

24 November 2016 - 08:32 AM

Don't really know loads, but suspect I have lots of leeway-- replacing ⅜ axle with ½, and going from 1/1 to 2/1.  450 sq foot main on F31 tri.   Issue is that I need the axle to be threaded-- so that I can clamp the sheave in place.  


I think I will just service the mast regularly, and build a carbon replacement at my leisure.  

In Topic: clamping sheave in Masthead

11 November 2016 - 08:20 PM

Found something called window security film in a plastics shop. Adhesive backed (like teflon tape) Seems very hard (good compressive strength?), and bonds well to itself (so easy to get two layers). Got it snug, used bolt for a pin, tightened down, and voila-- perfect clamping.

In Topic: clamping sheave in Masthead

10 November 2016 - 12:22 AM

Am trying that too.  The existing fit is tight enough that it is really tricky to shove the plastic in there without it crumpling. and if you use a thin enough plastic to just slide it into place, there is no real "clamping".

In Topic: My newest project

04 November 2016 - 09:24 PM

Well done Pano and Boomer.

"Apologies Accepted."

In Topic: Titanium and aluminum - Corrosion?

02 November 2016 - 11:07 PM

The Loctite site says that that he threadlockers will inhibit corrosion.  How well, is the question.   Gotta get practical sailor on this. Or DDW.  Or Evans Starzinger.   tefgel vs duralac vs Loctite 243-- Stainless fastener in aluminum ,