Amelia Meyer's compact alternative to the
jib halyard magic box

From: Amelia Meyer [mailto:agmlego@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:36 PM
Subject: Wayfarer "Magic Box" Replacement

 

Al,

 

My dad and I were at Clark Lake this past weekend, in W2413. You and I discussed that I should send you a link to my project, a screw-based replacement for the jib halyard tensioning systems sometimes called magic boxes.



 

Please find here a blog post I just published on the subject: https://www.i3detroit.org/wayfarer-magic-box-replacement/

 

In addition, all of the design files, as well as 2D prints and assembly instructions, can be found here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3885473  

 

Feel free to post these links on your website, and/or send them to people you think might be interested in them. All of the designs are open-source, and derivatives are fine so long as there is an attribution to me mentioned in the new designs. I would prefer to collect questions or comments on the Thingiverse site linked above; easier to manage in one spot. However, I can take those at this email address if needed.

 

Happy sailing!

 

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Amelia G. Meyer
agmlego@gmail.com
"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute."--Gil Stern