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4 mm dyneema

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Hi,

 

I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on whether I can get away with 4mm dyneema dux ? My 3.5 meter cat needs new shrouds and probably forestay. It's currently 3 mm stainless wire.

 

The price difference between 4mm dyneema and 5 mm is large so...

 

Also has anyone bought from this person on ebay or knows of a good cheap source of DD ?

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-12mm-Hampidjan-Dynice-75-Single-Braid-Spectra-Dyneema-Boat-Rope-PER-METRE-/252727799113?var=&hash=item3ad7c02d49:m:mqqbMesmDvGtv-CkVGzaSBQ

 

He claims it's the good Hampidjan 75 stuff. I probably need 20 meters or so...

 

I need a sail aswell :)  It's completely shot...and a batten...

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Buy Liros D-Pro XTR from Deckhardware - http://www.deckhardware.com.au/liros-d-pro-xtr-sk99-4mm
You could also use normal Liros D-Pro - http://www.deckhardware.com.au/liros-magic-d-pro-sk78-4mm

 

The only thing you'll find with dyneema is that you absolutely MUST splice it and you'll need dyneema specific thimbles to avoid chaffing. Likely you'll also need to run a cover over the dyneema if the sail comes in contact with it. 

All in all I'd just stay with wire.

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Thank you for the reply.

 

I've never worked with wire. I assume I'll have to buy a crimping tool and get the wire somewhere ? Otherwise I'll have to pay someone...

 

I like the idea of rope because I've cut my hands more than once on a broken strand or a sharp edge on a crimp.

 

I'm having trouble finding dyneema thimbles, but the rope is so cheap I'd like to have a go. If it's a disaster then so be it. It'd be nice splicing practice if nothing else.

 

Unless someone knows a rigger near brisbane ?

 

I'm looking to buy  cheap hobie 14 sail in melbourne, $50 plus $25 post. I figure if I cut the bottom 4' off it'll be near enough...

 

Thank you very much for the links.

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Any marine chandlery that sells wire will do all of the swages for you.

 

Ring Deckhardware on Monday and talk to either Phil or Mel they will set you straight. 

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Oh really ? So I can go to whitworths and they will do it ? That'd be great.

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Whitworths do swage wire for you, just give them the eye-to-eye measurement and they will bang out the stays

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Again thank you for the reply.

 

I called them and they said they can't actually do the swages for me. They can loan me the tool and show me how. I have to say I'm not very confident about getting them the same length. How accurate does it have to be ?

 

I don't suppose anyone knows someone in brisbane or abouts who can do it for me ?

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Brisbane Catamaran Centre (Nacra Australia)

0733754911

Ring and give eye to eye measurements and end types required.

 

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Oh yes I should have thought of that. Thank you.

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