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- 22/01/2008 at 10:15 am #3651Bob HarlandParticipant
We are looking for a neat way to secure the rope bridle for the boat tent.
The bridle would be permanently in place.
Does anyone have a neat way of attaching the fittings to the gunwhale?
Or some other solution?
W765822/01/2008 at 12:26 pm #6522Dave BarkerKeymaster
I’m not sure how applicable this would be, but here goes…
Rob Wagstaffe supplies stainless steel P clips for this purpose. They are about 1mm thick, 15mm wide, 28mm long and take a bridle up to 5mm in diameter. The snag is that they would normally be fitted at the same time as the gunwhale rubbing strip.
You could retro-fit them, but you’d have to find a way to cut a slot from underneath (if you went for the usual vertical alignment) or you could mount them horizontally beneath the gunwhale. I’m not sure how much of a flat surface you have there on a woodie.22/01/2008 at 5:16 pm #6527John1162Member
P clips work very well. Just make sure they are (A4) 316 grade stainless steel. The A2 or 306 grade will rust bleed in a marine environment.
What’s this about a woodie then? Have you decided to go fully traditional? Not content with using oars instead of an outboard you want the warm glow a woodie gives you as you run your hand lovingly over the side decks, that have been polished to that silken finish, only hard won by countless tacking following many a successful cruise. Not that I am biased to a wooden boat you understand.
On a less poetic note. If you cannot find what you want or design something that is not available I could probably manufacture it for you. I seem to be making quite lot of bespoke marine fittings lately.22/01/2008 at 8:21 pm #6530AnonymousInactive
After echoing the sentiments of my esteemed Yorkshire fellow wooden boat owner I would like to say that I use a series of these RWO hooks after closing the hook part in a vice.
http://www.sailboats.co.uk/Product~Rwo_Lacing_Hook_19mm_Hole_Centres_R2900.html12/02/2008 at 7:28 pm #6640Bob HarlandParticipant
thanks for the suggestions.
Rob Wagstaffe has suggested we try these fittings, they look quite discrete.
So we will give them a go.
W765812/02/2008 at 8:54 pm #6642AnonymousInactive
I note the new boat number – more detail is needed I think.13/02/2008 at 1:16 pm #6645krgoughParticipant
Do you know where to buy these? I’ve had a quick look on the internet but could not find them.
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