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Another RS Aero mystery: 3/4" chrome plated pin found rolling in the cockpit or my Aero


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Everyone really hates it when you find a part like that on the deck.

We were in Whitsunday Passage QLD a few years ago when a non-sailing passenger said "Hey, you must have dropped this?"

I was a bolt from a "D" rigging part.  FUCK!  It was blowing 15 -20 with wind against a 3 knot tide and we were fully loaded.

Fortunately it was from a lower shroud where it connected to the deck, the only one that was not split-pinned, on the leeward side!

Whew!

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3 hours ago, Dead air said:

Looks like a pin that is normally secured with a grub screw....

Do you have a sailing friend with a warped sense of humour?

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On 6/14/2021 at 4:00 PM, MysteriousTrousers said:

Clarification: this is a 3/4" chrome plated pin found rolling in the cockpit of (nor or) my Aero

Diameter or length?

Anything else fall into the cockpit or off the boat?

 

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10 hours ago, MysteriousTrousers said:

Mystery solved.

RS confirms that this is the pin that holds in the sheave at the outboard end of the boom. Held in by a small grub screw.

 

 
Should say “Usually held in…”
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On 6/14/2021 at 6:31 PM, Bill5 said:

Do you have a sailing friend with a warped sense of humour?

Yes.

Buddy was “taught” to bring a few loose bits and flick ‘em at top of your main for a ‘busted halyard shackle’ routine.

Tried it on me but I wasn’t fazed as public sailing pavilion tubs we were racing always had swan poop, sticks and stones the townies used to heave at boats at the moorings.

Old skool Boston.

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