Help support the WCHA Forums by making a tax-deductible donation!

leeboard hardware

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by DAVID EDGERLY, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. DAVID EDGERLY

    DAVID EDGERLY Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    I am trying to put together a sail rig for my canoe i have most of the parts that i need.the leeboard pivot bolt has the nut with handle all in one. I am afraid to lose this piece when leeboard is pivoted it could loosen this up. I have seen in aca book that special washer could be used this would have flat on id of washer or tab that would fit key slot machined in bronze carriage bolt.i could have these parts made by local machine shop. Would like to know if these parts are available ?
     
  2. Robert P. Ross

    Robert P. Ross Ross Bros

    Do you have a photo of what you are looking for?


    Robert P. Ross
    Ross Bros.
    PO Box 60277
    Florence, MA 01062
    413.320.2306

    WWW.RossBros.com
     

    Attached Files:

  3. OP
    OP
    DAVID EDGERLY

    DAVID EDGERLY Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Hardware

    I can't figure out how to post picture have tryed as attachment won't work. This hardware is a bronze carriage bolt with a key way cut into threads and mating washer this will keep washer in place so tail nut can't walk off bolt.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Robert P. Ross

    Robert P. Ross Ross Bros

    Ok, I got it but I'm trying to think of the science that might make this work. Sometimes when you get going on a good rip, these boards do sing. Although if the carriage bolt head is captured the handle shouldn't loosen, it is heavy on one side.



    Robert P. Ross
    Ross Bros.
    PO Box 60277
    Florence, MA 01062
    413.320.2306

    WWW.RossBros.com
     
  5. OP
    OP
    DAVID EDGERLY

    DAVID EDGERLY Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    hardware

    the walking of the tail nut would occur when pivoting lee board up or down. WERE YOU ABLE TO VIEW THUMB NAIL
     
  6. Robert P. Ross

    Robert P. Ross Ross Bros

    Yes, I can see your image. I think it will walk regardless. There is no setting and forgetting it in canoe sailing it requires constant tinkering. If you are really concerned about loosing your nut, you might think about drilling a hole in the bolt and inserting a cotter pin.


    Robert P. Ross
    Ross Bros.
    PO Box 60277
    Florence, MA 01062
    413.320.2306

    www.RossBros.com
     
  7. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    If you have a star washer between the "special" washer and the wing nut, it should hold. Without a star washer Ross is correct, it's off like bottle cap on a cold beer.
    There are also thread fillers like Vibratite that are designed for exactly these kinds of applications.
     
  8. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Another option is to simply drill a hole or mount a ring on the lever nut and use a small string or chain to attach it to the leeboard thwart. This is the only way that I can keep the top rudder pintles from getting lost. I have had leeboard lever nuts loosen up on occasion but the leeboard pops up immediately so you tend to notice right away. I've never had one back out enough to fall off completely when sailing.

    Benson
     
  9. OP
    OP
    DAVID EDGERLY

    DAVID EDGERLY Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Thank you

    I appreciate the input from all,I will put this together with hardware that i have and see what happens on the water.i have had these parts for many years finally getting around to putting it together.
    Dave
     

Share This Page