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« on: February 02, 2010, 02:19 AM »

Hi all,
I have an unused sail from a 16 foot Gomberg Magic Delta that I would like to frame up. I know that they have fibreglass rods with elastic shock cords inside. But don't know the size or ;ength of the rods

Just wondered if anyone who had one of these could tell me that specs on the rods (and any close up pictures wuld be appreictaed too).

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steve

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 02:43 AM »

Hey Steve

David will be able to tell you the rod sizes - just email him

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 09:43 AM »

Hi Steve,

I have a damaged Magic Delta sail with cracked LE spars that I may try to repair some day. In trying to assess what it would take, I contacted DG about the spars. They're not standard and are pretty big. I don't remember the specs off the top of my head but I'll measure them for you tonight.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 11:31 AM »

thanks Bob.

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steve
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 01:07 PM »

The glaspar .505's would be a fine replacement (deflection=.066), they are used in the Premier 19' Delta's on the leading edges and spine, if you want to go a bit lighter the .414's would probably work fine (deflection=.139).

Avia Pultruded Carbon 3750 for the stiffer (deflection=.065), 3120's for the lighter (deflection=.123)

Steve here has them or can get them.

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 05:58 AM »

If I can help, shoot me an email.

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 11:56 AM »

thanks David, I'll drop you an email.

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 04:49 PM »

Hi Steve,

Crazy day. Here's what I found. All rods are in 3 sections.
LE: 12mm OD, 8.75mm ID
     Upper 33.25"  /  Middle 33.25"  /  Lower 33.25"
     "Bend" in spreader fitting 29" from front of rod section
Spine and Spreader: 12mm OD, 5.9mm ID
     Upper 26"  /  Middle 26"  /  Lower 26"

There's a plug in the end of each assembled LE, spine & spreader with a small hole. Bungi goes through with a simple knot outside the plug.

A couple of pics to more easily show the ferrule locations, connections and "fitting" placement...



As a point of comparison, my ITW Sweet 16 uses fg rods - 13.78mm OD, 11.95mm ID for LEs and spine; 18.82mm OD, 16.15mm ID for spreader - 2 sections per assembled rod.

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010, 06:47 PM »

Bob,

fantastic - thanks very much for the time you spent doing this for me. It's enough info to track something down and make up some replacements. The shot showing the vinyl connector fittings is also very helpful. Many thanks..(looks like I should chop up my garden hose and make these  Cheesy)

Regards

Steve :-))
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 05:55 AM »

Thanks Bob! Great info! And you got to it before I could!

If you ever need a job, gimme a shout! We're hiring.... Wink

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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 06:53 AM »

No problem, David.

After my day yesterday, that sounds really good.  Wink
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