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    Yes, the mahogany rings will be strong as long as you wrap them four or five times around.๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Thick shavings rapped around a tube. Four or five layers. Stick with wood glue. Cut off size required. Oil tube so it can be removed, after cutting. Yes very strong
    Don't be shy just reply
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    Question: Would the built up mahogany mast hoops be strong enough for an RC sailboat?
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    Hi Mike,
    Re: "nice to see some lateral thought ..."
    Or was it 'annular' thought? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Outa the box and round the back๐Ÿ˜

    Fiddly but excellent result Chug๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers Doug
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    Chugalone was making 'realistic' mast hoops, and the choice of material used therefore important to appearance.
    I have made mast hoops from copper pipe, plastic pipe, and copper sheet soldered, but none of these would pass as 'realistic', albeit they would pass the 'ten foot test' ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    I use psv water pipe cut to size needed, it is what Gary Webb uses on his sailing vessels and he is well liked globally. Bearospaceindustries.com

    Granted they are not the wooden hoops of old, but certainly pass the ten foot test.
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    Hi Newby7 I make a lot of these fittings, but only use soft soldering as I have found it quite strong enough for the job. I also found I could use hard brass wire in a loop and this soldered up OK with some iron wire holding all in place. I accept that a nicely made silver soldered brass fitting can look very nice all polished up.

    I use model aircraft aileron plastic hinges for goosenecks, one end goes into the sail boom and the other is free to rotate in a brass tube soldered to another wider one fitted on the mast. The bottom of the gooseneck is cut to size and a hole drilled in the centre of the hinge i.e. up into the plastic and a screweye inserted. This keeps the hinge in place and a boom vang can be fitted to keep the sail boom down.

    I paint them out to hide them, i.e. I paint to match the mast and they go unnoticed.

    I have several books by a Mr. Hobbs who was a model yacht 'authority' back in the 30's and 40's. Most fittings are illustrated and could also be bought from the long gone Webbs Fittings company.

    I had to use his expertise when restoring a small yacht that used Braine steering, so the old stuff is still useful
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    I've had success with using verious sizes of brass tubing. Cut the size needed to go over the mast and a smaller one silver soldered to the first.
    Rick
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    Thanks for this Chug, a useful tutorial.
    Should you have wider material you could take the shavings and make a complete roll, then cut it into rings of the required thickness. This could be less fiddly than making individual rings. Just a thought.๐Ÿ˜‰
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