Sheet track bender

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by revintage, May 25, 2019 at 9:31 AM.

  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 at 4:39 AM
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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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    Last edited: May 26, 2019 at 5:03 AM
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