Interesting cotter pin install

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Interesting cotter pin install

Post by Greg_Lewis » Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:30 pm

Was out on a sailboat and saw this cotter pin treatment on all the pins on the boat. Makes a lot of sense, but hadn't seen that before. (Looks like a face, too....)
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Post by Bob D. » Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:29 pm

That was how I was taught to do it rigging sailboats. No chance of a sharp end snagging a sail or rope.
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Re: Interesting cotter pin install

Post by Harold_V » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:58 am

I've seen that technique used before, although I can't remember where. It certainly wouldn't be on a sailboat, as I've never spent any time around them.

It's a tidy and safe way to terminate the ends so they're gouge free, and quite easy to perform using round-nose pliers.

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Re: Interesting cotter pin install

Post by liveaboard » Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:15 am

Also, that's done without sharp bends, which might cause failure in stainless steel.

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Post by tornitore45 » Tue Aug 16, 2022 11:36 am

Looks like a Cobra head.
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Re: Interesting cotter pin install

Post by JackF » Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:33 pm

Neat, but I wonder how hard it is to remove.

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Re: Interesting cotter pin install

Post by Bill Shields » Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:55 pm

Pair of dykes and it comes right out.

Forget reuse of the pin.

I seem to remember seeing a tool specifically for performing this operation with a single squeeze.
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