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Gary&Clair
Mar-18-2011 @ 6:47 PM                           Permalink
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Hi all, wondered if any of you good lasses or lads might have a gooseneck roller reefing (or what ever you like to call it) to go from the wooden mast to the boom (fitted to brass track on mast) of a sailing sloop  (yes another one) this one has been in our possession since 1999, we have sailed her on the broads, but only for one season. we have decided to put her back in the water for a couple of reasons, the main one being we have no where to sleep at St Olaves whilst restoring the Belmore and the other reason is we just love sailing.
We have search our entire property over the last two weeks and we cannot find it for love nor money, so have resorted to finding another on or trying to make one, if anyone can help we are willing to pay and make a donation to the forum.
We will post specifications and sizes if anyone has one.
Any help will be much appreciated, please help as restoration of the woody can't start until we have somewhere to sleep.

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Mar-18-2011 @ 6:59 PM                           Permalink
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Just found something similar on ebay, but our fits into a pin on the mast here's the link
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BRONZE-IRON-ROLLER-REEFING-GEAR-/220752949228?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_BoatEquipment_Accessories_SM&hash=item3365e6afec

Thanks for looking

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Hi there
Sorry I can't help you with finding one of these for you but wondered if you could help me with the one on our boat which we think may be missing some bits and not working properly.  We did look at the one on ebay but didn't think it was quite right.(too big) .  Should there be a spring somewhere in it so that it works as a ratchet and comes back as it turns the boom.  Ours is really difficult as it hooks onto the cog but when you take it off it it just comes off and you have to hold the boom and move the handle round to the next cog before you can hook it on again.  I hope this makes some sense and you can tell me how its supposed to work.  We have been thinking how to modify ours but would really like to know how we could set it up correctly.
Also if anyone else has this system on their boat maybe they could explain things.
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Hi Starsailor,
Couple of things might help, have you got any pics of it, are you local to the Broads or Wisbech, Cambridgeshire (if so could have a look) Is there a chance it could be seized, not all of them work as a ratchet, some work on a lift and drop system (if that makes sense) you shouldn’t have to remove the boom to get it to the next cog before you can hook it on again.
We have purchased the one on the link but will need to do some adjustments and modify it, as ours needs to be on a sliding pin system attached to the mast.
Hope this helps a bit and if not just let us know, I will ask the other half on his return, I am sure someone with more knowledge than myself would be able to explain it better.
Clair

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Hi
Thanks for your reply. I'll be up to the boat (she's on the broads but we live in Kent)in the next couple of weeks and will take a couple of pics and hopefully we can see what's what!  Maybe I can PM you then and pick your brains?

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I have sent P.M, look forward to seeing pics.

Only 15 days and 5 hours to go!!!!!

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