Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Carrying spare rigging ?
A bulldog clip in English English is a hoop with threaded ends and a bar across the ends and on each thread is a nut and washer all in stainless. As someone commented a wire rope clamp type thing.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Yes, I bridged the broken strands and took the load like that. The ends were swaged on eyes rather than turnbuckles( I think I used the wrong term in the original post.
As Bill Kinney (I think says - and he seems a wise fellow) dyneema is another solution which is very flexible. Somehow I thought that the situation when I discovered a strand break might not be that kind in weather terms and my solution was very simple and easy to apply although I had to go up to the first cross trees. I also had dyneema rope up the front and back of each mast which I could use. This could help recover a man overboard as well -we had a deplorable blanket type arrangement for MoB recovery and the dyneema external halyard. We never had that problem thank goodness.
There are many solutions but that was mine in two layers.
On 28 Nov 2017, at 12:47, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: