Sheet track bender

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by revintage, May 25, 2019.

  1. revintage
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    revintage Senior Member

    Just finished my roller bender based on a standard wise , 6201 bearings, a 32mm 1/2" socket and some M12 bolts&washers. Works like a charm. Perfekt for bending my 22mm Harken sheet tracks. Still waiting for thin shims to place under the bearings.

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    Last edited: May 26, 2019
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  2. CT 249
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    CT 249 Senior Member

    Wow - nice work!
     
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  3. revintage
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    revintage Senior Member

    Actually got a little carried away with the first bend above. It was no problem to reverse the bend to the correct radius though. In this case 150cm radius for a 29er jib cut down to 125cm foot for the old Flibustier dinghy with shortened 49er rig.

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  4. Howlandwoodworks
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    Howlandwoodworks John Howland

    Hello,
    That is supper! I have want a track like that for years. My 1953 Star One Design Class is ether missing that curved track for the cunningham or it came into being for the Stars after 1953.
    I have some old trailer bearings that I was going to make a bender out of but was stump on a cheep mechanical drive section. Thank for sharing your knowledge.
    I like your rides, one of my ballon on a stick is a Jet 14, hot molded tiger striped mahogany from 1954. I saved it from the chainsaw in 2003.
    I had a 18' Prindle Escape for 15 years, I kept a large nylon bag onboard that I would fill with water and throw over my shoulder to right the thing when I was by my self. Sold it a few years back because we were both getting to old for that kind of nonsense. I see you own a couple of Nacra. Nothing like a trapeze, and hiking out with a mate with just your toes on board.
    Well, thank again for sharing knowledge,
    John
     
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