I have added a few more picks of the work I have been doing.
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The nose has been added to the floats and the glass tube included which is part of the fitting to take the brace for the spinnaker pole.

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A 6mm long shank shackle is glued into the glass tube.

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A 10mm silicon tube is used to ensure a path is maintained for the brace once the shackle is embedded into the resin.
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A clamp is used to ensure the shackle finishes at or below the hull exterior surface. Giving a very clean look with just a couple of small holes. So there is an added benefit that the fitting does not interfere with fairing, painting or later on polishing.

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The silicon tube pulled out quite easily after and I could double up a 5mm line and slide it through the smooth path left around the shackle. Therefore I can now pass a line with an eye splice through making it very easy to attach and detach the brace line.

Last edited by phill; 08/31/11 04:29 PM.

I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!