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Date Posted: - Friday - 10/19/07 - 9:54am
Author: Steve M-32 Pyxis
Subject: Mule hardware
In reply to: Randall 's message, "All I know" on - Thursday - 10/18/07 - 8:39pm

Do you need to weld on another attachment point on the main masthead? Or can you simply put another tang on the same pin with the triatic? Will you use the mizzen staysail halyard as the sheet for this one?

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[> [> [> [> hardware and stuff -- Randall, - Friday - 10/19/07 - 1:17pm

I've not done this yet, so this first answer is tentative, but

***re attaching tang to the triadic pin, I dont think so. I had a look at some photos I have of the masthead rig, and my original thoughts were wrong. The triadic stay connection is a fork end, so I dont think attaching a tang there would as smart as attaching to the TOP of the backstay bracket in essentially the same way the topnlift is attached. See photos.


***re mizzen, yes, the mizzen staysail halyard is the sheet for the mule or rather, the mule sheet is the mizzen staysail halyard--take your pick. :)

I dont think a weld on the bracket is necessary.

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Not sure these images are posting, but here goes:

Masthead bracket, looking at triadic (upper) and backstay (lower) connection points:

http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mastheadbracketfn4.jpg



Masthead bracket with hardware:
http://img218.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mastheadassemblywithharuw4.jpg

Storm Jib rigged as Mule:
http://img218.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stormjibasmulelo8.jpg




[url=http://imageshack.us][img=http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1551/mastheadbrackethn6.jpg][/url]


[url=http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mastheadassemblywithharak9.jpg][img=http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/6020/mastheadassemblywithharak9.th.jpg][/url]

[url=http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stormjibasmulehf9.jpg][img=http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/1883/stormjibasmulehf9.th.jpg][/url]


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