Traditional bronze sail slides (external version )
Yachts / Posted 6 months ago
Rare traditional cast bronze external sail slides for 1¼ inch (32 mm) track. Suitable for mainsail, large mizzen or trysail track. Currently on Trade Me (14/1/22) but I have more. They are 42 mm tall and the attachment “rod” is 6 mm diam.
The nominal track gap is 33 mm x 4 mm but a slightly sloppy fit is required.
I have some in use on 14 ton boat, with a 53’ wooden mast and 365 sq ft fully battened main. A 32 mm x 3 mm standard brass strip on a suitable wood packer makes the track, a rub of candle grease and they are easy up, and rattle down. Proper kit for a medium to large traditional cruising or racing boat but these proved very difficult to get in small quantities so I have a surplus from the minimum foundry order I arranged . All measurements as accurate as I can make them but should regarded as approx.
Please note , as castings, they may need a little “fettling” to run smooth.
$ 12.00 per slide.
Contact Kim Taylor
0211079681. Items in Kerikeri.