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Rudder shear pin material?

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Forum Name: Repair & maintenance
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Topic: Rudder shear pin material?
Posted By: piglet
Subject: Rudder shear pin material?
Date Posted: 12 Apr 21 at 7:51pm
Any recommendations on non-chandlery plastic shear pin material?
Cocktail stirrers?



Replies:
Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 12 Apr 21 at 9:07pm
Plastic knitting needle.

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446 Mirror 70686


Posted By: piglet
Date Posted: 12 Apr 21 at 9:39pm
Does your mother know?
What diameter?


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 13 Apr 21 at 6:49am
The one that fitted - knitting needle measurements not my strong point! Currently not using one.

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446 Mirror 70686


Posted By: Noah
Date Posted: 14 Apr 21 at 8:31pm
I tried all sorts of materials, including plastic and ally knitting needles years ago when, in my ignorance and out of date knowledge, I thought this was the way to go. How wrong I was. The only way Iíve found to keep the blade where it belongs is via a 2:1 downhaul with a break-out cleat, even on boats slower then the Fireball.

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Nick
https://www.fireballsailing.org.uk/index.asp?selection=boat-register&subsel=14821" rel="nofollow - GBR 14821 Sijambo




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