Author Topic: Spinnaker pole sleave  (Read 760 times)

Mike Reyes

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Spinnaker pole sleave
« on: June 13, 2021, 01:38:20 PM »
In need of a new sleave that holds down the spinnaker pole on deck. Ours sheared clean off at the screws an went overboard. Hoping I can by a spare off someone or maybe get drawings to produce a new one. Have a regatta coming up soon.
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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2021, 02:36:26 PM »
Mike I will PM you a few suggestions.  The class is working on a source for these parts.

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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2021, 02:53:18 PM »
Thank you Travis. Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2021, 07:37:58 PM »
I would also be interested in this

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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2022, 03:48:09 AM »
J Carter, do you need a sleeve?  Please let me know so we can ask the builder to create a couple.

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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2022, 08:49:01 PM »
I might be in need of one.  Any idea how much they are?  Either going to repair mine or purchase new.

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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2022, 11:39:47 PM »
Should no shortly. Repair even through Elkhorn is likely to be your best option.  One of our local boats sent his there and Craid did a great job with it. Looked brand new.

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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2022, 02:35:50 PM »
Craig Smith at Elkhorn is now making the pole sleeves. I saw the first one off the restored mold this weekend. Perfect. My U20 is there now being restored to “like new”. In looking at my old cover vs the new one, besides numerous cracks, the laminate layers on my old cover are not to Jim Antrum’s prints. (Smith was more than happy to give me a side by side education. I think Donna received the same lesson.) He is building me a new one.

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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2022, 07:40:08 PM »
Glad the first one off the line looks good, as it is on the way to me! Craig has been a pleasure to deal with.
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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2022, 04:26:28 PM »
Glad to see the sleeves are being built.  I haven't lost mine, but have some screws that pulled out and the G10 is stripped as well.  So, I was just going to fill in the hole with West System epoxy with 404 thickener filler and redrill the holes for the proper size screw.  Has anyone else done that?   The other option is just to abandon the existing holes and drill an additional one.  I may do that as insurance.


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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2022, 06:36:35 PM »
Mike, I have done both.
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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2022, 04:46:53 PM »
Mike, in my last talk with Craig on this he recommended switching to a mechanical fastener system using keenserts instead of tapping the epoxy holes. The epoxy develops some give which leads to cracking on the sleeve where the keenserts will not do this.  Of course you need the keenest tool to pull this off.

One of your local boats did this and it turned out great.


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Re: Spinnaker pole sleave
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2022, 04:00:10 PM »
Took Mark's approach and seems solid at this point.  Will report back on how it holds up under SF Bay winds.  Also reinforced fiberglass around holes in sprit to be sure cracks don't develop.