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RE: Spinnaker blocks




Thanks Gene

So far I have had a number of affirmative responses.....many suggesting
that I reinforce the bolts around the slot that the block will be in (eg
stainless washers) just to be sure.  It's all good news.

-----Original Message-----
From: sanjuan23-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:sanjuan23-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
geneandlizadams
Sent: Friday, 24 February 2006 5:20 AM
To: sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Spinnaker blocks


Theo
If your toe rail is trough bolted as are the San Juan 23's there should
be
no problem with attaching spinnaker blocks to the rail.
Gene Adams
----- Original Message -----
From: "Theo Riethmuller"
<Theo.Riethmuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 4:25 PM
Subject: Spinnaker blocks


> Hello
>
> I live in Brisbane Australia and own a Fleetwing 25, which is a San
Juan
> 23 with a tapered stern of 2 foot manufactured in New Zealand after
the
> SJ23 stopped production.  Exactly the same boat, but powered by an
> outboard in a centre well in the cockpit!
>
> My question is whether I can put spinnaker blocks attached through the
> slots in toe rail aft of the jib sheet winches in the cockpit. Some
> people have suggested to me that the loads put on the toe rail from
the
> spinnaker in full flight could rip the toe rail out!
>
> Could this be true or is the toe rail able to stand the force.   If
not,
> what spinnaker sheet set-up do other people use.
>
> Thanks
>
>
> Theo Riethmuller
> Regional Infrastructure
> The Coordinator-General
>
> Theo.Riethmuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> ph: 3405 6544
> fax: 3229 7315
>
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