Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lifting boom

HoistingHere's the finished product - The lifting boom in action.

This is the mechanism I can now use to hoist 'stuff' on and off Lady Jane. Especially when alongside, like now.

I'm keen to point out that it is not intended to lift very heavy stuff, like the rib for example.

The height of the boom above the deck means I can lift/lower stuff at any state of the tide.

I know it looks like a lot of ropes and stuff to achieve a simple lift, but it all makes perfect sense.

The main boom and hoist ropes with their respective pulleys are self explanatory, while the lines either side allow me to hold the boom steady either centrally or to the side. The rope below the plastic crate I made is to help pull the empty crate down to deck when the tide is out.

As it happens, when I went to make myself a congratulatory cup of tea to celebrate my new creation, the gas ran out. So the first object to be hoisted for real was the empty propane bottle.

15 comments:

  1. That winch looks quite small up there Tim

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  2. Nice job T
    Once upon a time Wendy had an arrangement similar to this around her mast, still got most of the parts somewhere...
    Ditto on the windlass (winch) thingy, come on the pictures!

    Regards, S

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  3. Great for MOB too with proper sling Great job once again Tim. I have no doubt that as time goes on and you need to, you will beef it up?

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  4. Something about that just looks purely satisfying.

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  5. Quite handy, sure it will see lots and lots of use!

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  6. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Hmmm!! captain cautious here again,breaking strains and,purchases are a branch of nautical history which have been learnt from a long trail of flat seamen,from ancient greeks to modern day seafarers the principal of gravity has still,it seems,to be learnt the hard flat way.Be warned Tim.And I still reckon that the goose neck should be at the lower half of the mast and a extended derrick arm rigged with bona fida wires and purchase would make an old mariner positivly glow!!Yep! I agree there is nothing worse than a nautical nag!!Best regards your rotund not flat skipper.

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  7. Hi Andrew - more pics soon.

    Regards

    Tim

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  8. Hi Seb - soon!

    Cheers

    Tim

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  9. Hi Rob

    Good point.

    Regards

    Tim

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  10. Hi Marc

    It does look the part!

    Regards

    Tim

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  11. Hi Tagskie

    Thanks

    Tim

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  12. Hi Jamie

    It sure will :)

    Cheers

    Tim

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  13. Hi Jon (Captain Cautious),

    It's a lot safer than trying to carry things up and down that ladder - no matter how well attached it is.

    In that respect, it's the better of two evils.

    Regards

    Tim

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  14. It's a very interesting project you have there.

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  15. Hi

    Thanks for that - your world tour looks like it will be fun.

    Cheers

    Tim

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