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May 16, 2017, 12:00 AM
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rigging hardware for a Soling 1 meter


Hey all...

The previously owned Soling I recently purchased at my LHS has some terrific rigging hardware that I am trying to find online.

I have another Soling arriving soon that I would like to upgrade to the same running / rigging hardware. I have not been able to find anyone who carries the same type. Pekabe has some J hooks for the shrouds that are very similar, but the most important part I want is the gooseneck/vang assembly.

The vang is not as critical as the gooseneck. Please take a look at the photos below and if you recognize what I have and where to get it, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for any advice / help.

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May 16, 2017, 01:37 AM
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This is a AU site but he posts worldwide.

This is the rigging screw in the picture.

https://www.radioyachtsuppliesaustra...%252d030-.html

It is made by Sailsetc which is a UK manufacturer.

If you search through his menu system I would be surprised if you did not find what you are looking for.

Once you establish the part numbers you can search locally, go to the Sailsetc web page or contact this distributer.

As you say Pekabe have some that suit but a lot more expensive.

http://www.pekabe.com/store2/
May 16, 2017, 02:05 AM
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Looks like much of it is assembled out of various hobby hardware: clevises, threaded rod, nylon tabs used as landing gear mounts between home made plates and a vertical rod and tube, etc. The side stay turnbuckles are like those I use on my Seawind, that I found online. My LHS had a similar unit, but they weighed much more per piece. The tails are straight when you buy them.

These may be the ones
http://www.midwestmodelyachting.com/...ing_p_418.html

BP
May 16, 2017, 07:07 AM
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Another choice for rigging screws for you that are available from a US dealer are these Italian made units. To me the six pack is a good price.

http://stores.rcsailboatparts.com/co...-screw-6-pack/

I have used them and they work OK on a 1m or less yacht.
May 16, 2017, 07:19 AM
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van/ gooseneck look home made from with some dubro fittings.
if you where creative, you could probably modify one of the sails ectgoosnec/vang to work.
http://www.sailsetc2.com/store/index...-fittings.html

side stays are single end rigging screws from sails ect
http://www.sailsetc2.com/store/index...screw-224.html

they have a new one that has a build in locking nut
http://www.sailsetc2.com/store/index...ing-screw.html

the large rigging screws are often used for the vang
http://www.sailsetc2.com/store/index...ing-screw.html



the diamond stay adjustment is also a homemade fitting that is made by Victor that comes with the soling.

the large plastic bowsies are also a sails ect/midwest part.
http://www.sailsetc2.com/store/index...g-rigging.html
May 16, 2017, 05:20 PM
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Check the yahoo soling site (you may have to register before ...) there are couple of articles and plans to make quick, and cheap rigging articles and also goosneck plans.
May 16, 2017, 06:52 PM
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Thanks for all the responses. I really like the existing gooseneck setup, but if it is a homemade / one off; I am just stuck.
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May 18, 2017, 12:50 AM
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Try this link
www.modelyachtfittings.com
They advertise Soling 1 meter fitting sets- no pictures so it may not be what you are looking for but might be worth looking into.
May 18, 2017, 10:59 AM
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what don't you like about gooseneck? its look robust and well thought out...
May 18, 2017, 02:38 PM
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Know I'll probably get different opinions but what the heck... what's wrong with a piece of 80 lb. line and a bowies... Less than a dollar and it works just as well as any other bang out there...
May 18, 2017, 04:15 PM
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That's what I have used. Dacron braided black fishing line, 80lb. test
May 18, 2017, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ddhockey
Try this link
www.modelyachtfittings.com
They advertise Soling 1 meter fitting sets- no pictures so it may not be what you are looking for but might be worth looking into.
Thanks DDHockey. I have been to that website. The guy lives very near me and has some nice hardware. Unfortunately he does mostly "custom" pieces and has pretty high price tags.
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May 18, 2017, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by marcsmith
what don't you like about gooseneck? its look robust and well thought out...

I think you misunderstood. I really like the gooseneck. I am trying to find where to get another just like it.
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May 19, 2017, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by circuitfxr
I think you misunderstood. I really like the gooseneck. I am trying to find where to get another just like it.
it looks 100% homemade... looks very nice...

Dacron/bowsie.

yes it is simple and cheap.... and it is infinitely adjustable... however when I had the sting/bowsie vangs I found that making very small adjustments very difficult. not that its hard to move a bowsie, its just hard to do it in small measured increments.

a vang with a screw adjustment is very simple and minute adjustments, very easy to do. half turn here, quarter turn, ect.


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