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Tacklemaster’s Report  1981

As can be seen from the following list, tackle is still going missing but not by the quantities of last year.  Would the members please consider what they propose to do about it as it is impossible for the tacklemaster to control the present system with any certainty of knowing where the tackle is at any time.

All the ladders and tethers have been dipped in Croda and approximately 150 foot of ladder has been re-wired.  Numerous ladders have had to have the ends remade after a very short time as ladders are not being belayed correctly and the thimbles are being pulled out.

During the last year I have bought the following:

25

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100

100

100

1300

2000

200

Litres Croda PW 24

Metre 8 x 22mm2 chain (50 links)

4mm ferules

4mm thimbles

4mm wire

4,5 x 30mm long taper pins

ft. ladder rungs

“C” links

£27.32

£ 5.08

 

£15.96

£43.47

£73.49

£196.20

£32.20

I am at present making the jigs and tools to assemble the materials here in stock which will give us about 60 ladders.  We have enough ladder rungs in stock to manufacture:

100 - 4mm ladders, taper pin construction; 10 - 4mm ladders, pin and araldite; 10 - 3mm ladders, pin and araldite.

I have had offers from a few members to assemble this ladder, but would do with as much assistance as possible as it is very time consuming.  When the jigs are complete, I would like to arrange for a tackle making day, once a month, and I should be obliged if the members will support me in this. The job which will cause a problem is the drilling of the rungs as we need the use of a pillar drill for approximately 10 man-hours to drill the rungs we have now.  Any offers?

Finally I would like to thank the members who helped me during the year, and, in particular, Trevor Hughes for the donation of a wire rope, and also remind members to fill in the tackle book every time they use an item of Club tackle.

John Dukes,

1 -  list of tackle overleaf

Tackle code

Date of

Manufacture

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Tackle code

Dates checked

 

 

Aug ‘79

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July ‘81

Sept ‘81

 

Aug ‘79

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July ‘81

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S7

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T1

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T4

T5

T6

T7

T8

T9

T10

T11

T12

T13

T14

T15

T16

T17

T18

T19

T20

T21

T22

T23

T24

T25

T26

T27

T28

 

 

 

 

 

 

May ‘81

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May ‘81

May ‘81

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May ‘81

May ‘81

 

July ‘80

July ‘80

July ‘80

July ‘80

July ‘80

July ‘80

July ‘80

July ‘80

May ‘81

May ‘81

May ‘81

June ‘81

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Ropes

SB15

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SB30

SB30

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SB32

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* indicates that the item was in stock on the date checked.