fairleads

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by bcervelo, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. bcervelo
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    Does anyone know who makes the fairleads that the RNLI use on their lifeboats?
     
  2. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Bananas

    Which class? There are several.
     
  3. bcervelo
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    They are fitted to Severn, Trent, Tyne and a few others
     
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    Is this the one to which you refer?
     

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    Yes thats the one.
     
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    No guarantees but I will search for the mfgr.
     
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    I think that the closed fairlead shown in the photo above is called a drogue fairlead.
    These folk claim to have made them for the Tamar class lifeboat - they might perhaps even sell them 'off the shelf'?

    http://www.qaprecision.co.uk/qa.swf

    Click on 'Products' and then click on the fairlead photo in the top right corner.
     

  9. macka17
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    macka17 macka17

    Hi
    Unless you worried about the aesthetics of them.
    I've made quite a few over the yrs. for my yachts and fishing boats.
    out of Stainless round bar. and flat strap. sized to suit.
    welded with a backing plate under deck\Welded to deck.
    No rusting. Corrosion. smoother run for ropes
    They Look nicer.
    Macka
     
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