Track stop on Pocketship mainsail

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Re: Track stop on Pocketship mainsail

Postby sean on Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:01 am

Regarding adjustable sail stops, I agree with everyone else - some type of sail stop is a great thing to have, whether a traditional slider or block of wood as shown by Pete.

I had some fun with them over the summer and designed my own. However, to make just a few, they can still be expensive. Just buying a basic thumbscrew alone (in quality stainless steel) can run you as much as $10-15. Same with the sliders, though once the CNC mill is set up you might as well make a bunch. So now I have a bunch of them, and can only figure on dropping so many overboard. To recoup my costs and give everyone else an easy and affordable option, I am selling them for $9 each.

Check out link for more info:
http://buildingpocketship.wordpress.com ... ack-stops/

-Sean
http://buildingpocketship.wordpress.com/


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Re: Track stop on Pocketship mainsail

Postby Shudoman on Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:03 pm

Nice Sean,

I was wondering since the body seems to be made out of some sort of nylon/plastic, would it be possible to drill a small hole in it so a lanyard could be attach so I WON'T drop it over the side?

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Re: Track stop on Pocketship mainsail

Postby sean on Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:52 pm

Hey Bill,
Great idea! Yes, the body is made from plastic (same material as that used to make the sail cloth), so it would be very easy to drill a small hole to pass a lanyard through.

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Re: Track stop on Pocketship mainsail

Postby Shudoman on Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:07 am

Thanks. That's really cool and for only $9 I think I can order a couple of them!

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Re: Track stop on Pocketship mainsail

Postby doug@dougbraun.com on Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:46 pm

I have a 3D printer, so naturally I had to design and print a track stop. Here it is:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5355237

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Note that the OpenSCAD source code is included.

I happened to have a 1/4-20 stainless thumbscrew lying around, so I designed the part to use it.
If I had to buy a setscrew, I would probably use a smaller one.
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