shock cord

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Fred Roberts, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Fred Roberts

    Fred Roberts Guest

    My shock cord is going bad. (That's the line to the centerboard) Can anyone give me the spec so I can replace it without buying it from the dealer who will overcharge me?

    Thanks,

    Fred
     
  2. Ed Jones

    Ed Jones Secretary/Vice Commodore Staff Member

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    It's 4' long, 3/8" diameter. It's going to be a hard pull to hook up when new, so don't think you got the wrong size.
     
  3. WayneVT

    WayneVT New Member

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    Verify shock cord length

    Ed,

    Probably a dumb question, but...

    Is 4' the length of the cord prior to crimping the end fittings on with hog rings...or is it the finished length of the cord?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Lark

    Lark New Member

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    I have the printout from my boat

    And it shows that the length should be 4' 0" of 3/8" shock cord measured from eye to eye (just to the inside, allowing for the cord thickness - so actual length is 4" plus 2 X 3/8 - follow?). There's a drawing, but I don't have a scanner at home. It's the made up length.
     
  5. Lark

    Lark New Member

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    OK, here's a sketch

    Afraid my definition wasn't that great....
     

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  6. WayneVT

    WayneVT New Member

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    Makes sense.....appreciate the help.
     
  7. jimgid

    jimgid New Member

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    My owner's manual says it's 1/4" shock cord, early boat
     

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