Re: SM Fairlead
christian alby <calbyy@...>
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Stainless steel is smoother & harder, therefore may be better choice to keep lines under tension & avoid chafing Under heavy stress; do not know effect of heating when tension is constant & applies compression to strands. Easy to clean from salt deposits. Only drawback would be that Stainless steel grade 316 is brittle & does not like shocks (unlikely to happen) … Still cheaper (@30%) than Alm
However, I have 38 years old Aluminium faileads on our 'Big Mama' & being slightly softer allow lines to compress & move without damage other than heating when under heavy constant strain. Alm casting is resilient & can take blows, easy to smooth down …
your choice, Shine & save vs Light & soft …
fair winds, & smooth moorings
christian alby - Désirade VIII ( Maramu 116 - now in Canet
Le dimanche 28 avril 2019 13:40:11 AST, Keith Tice <amel@...> a écrit :
Thanks for the hint. I checked out the web site and believe that I can find a good solution with them.
For friction reduction, I wonder if Stainless Steel or Aluminum is preferable.
Bikini - SM2K #282
On 28 Apr 2019, at 15:29, christian alby via Groups.Io <calbyy@...> wrote: