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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Help needed, running sheet to main
Help needed, running sheet to main
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Ron
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 162
13th Feb 2018 22:04  
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I have installed a Hitec HS-82MG servo for the sails and the HS-81 for the rudder. In all my searching through various sites I can find no verbal with illustrations telling how to attach the kite string (Sheet) from beginning to end.

I know, I need a bowsie for the main sail in there some where too.

The Jib is rigged with a single bowsie with the sheet running through the ring which slides on the rail. The Jib will not be controlled by the servo arm, I am not sure how much torque these small servos can take?

So I need help running the kite string from below deck up to the main sail.


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Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1527
14th Feb 2018 09:56  
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Hi Ron
Specs for the HS-82MG are
Motor Type: 3 Pole
Bearing Type: None
Speed (4.8V/6.0V): 0.12 / 0.10 sec @ 60 deg.
Torque oz./in. (4.8V/6.0V): 39 / 47
Torque kg./cm. (4.8V/6.0V): 2.8 / 3.4
Size in Inches: 1.17 x 0.47 x 1.16
Size in Millimeters: 29.72 x 11.94 x 29.46
Weight ounces: 0.66
Weight grams: 18.7
It is metal geared but may struggle as a sail winch.
A single arm servo usually has an elastic band attached to the other end of the line (kite string) from the servo arm. So you run the line thro the hole in the cockpit coaming and take it to a pulley attached to the deck in line with the hole and near the stern. The line then runs along the deck and near the front of the coaming an elastic band is attached and run to a fixing near the bow. You then use a line with a bowsie to connect the mainsail to the winch line via a fixing on the deck below the boom.
There may be other ways to run the line but the important point is to keep the line tight at all time to prevent tangling.


Live long and prosper

Dave
Ron
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 162
14th Feb 2018 12:30  
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Thanks Dave, I think this has got it. What do you think?


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Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1527
14th Feb 2018 17:06  
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That should work fine Ron providing the lines run freely.
Still not sure if the servo is up to the job but easily replaced if necessary


Live long and prosper

Dave
Bryan-the-pirate
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 59
14th Feb 2018 18:10  
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That looks right now, if the servo is a bit weak the yacht may need to lose the wind from the sail before pulling it tight but you may be ok as you are.


Shiver my Timbers and Splice the mainbrace
Donnieboy
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 36
14th Feb 2018 19:05  
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The sails look good Ron.Now all we have to do is wait for is the ice to melt off the water.

figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 434
14th Feb 2018 19:11  
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Hi Ron

Your sail boat looks very good!
Can't wait to see the video!


"Fair winds calm Seas"
Ron
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 162
14th Feb 2018 19:11  
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Take a closer look...those are paper patterns. The actual sails will be bright yellow. Might change the name to Canary.

Donnieboy
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 36
14th Feb 2018 19:16  
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I guess I should have waited and talked to you first before I posted.The yellow sails will look great on the boat.

figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 434
14th Feb 2018 19:39  
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I think "Canary" would be a good name for her!


"Fair winds calm Seas"