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Item Description Number Required Material
1 Brake Band 558 × 6 × 25 1 Brass
2 Wood Screw No. x 50 12 Brass
3 Bearing Casting 1 Gun Metal
4 Brake Clip and Chock Casting 1 Gun Metal
5 Arch 1422 × 32 × 32 2 Ash
6 Strap Casting 4 Gun Metal
7 Handle 1410 × 44 × 44 2 Old Maple or Coachwood
8 Foot Bracket Casting 4 Gun Metal
9 Nut 6mm 24 Brass
10 Washer 6mm 24 Brass
11 Bolt 6mm x 50 20 Brass
12 Nut 5mm 4 Brass
13 Cap Nut 13 A/F x 14 8 Brass
14 Bearing Casting 1 Gun Metal
15 Flange Casting 1 Gun Metal
16 Drum Flange 380 Dia. x 25 2 Blondwood or Cedar
17 Batten Support 203 Dia. x 32 1 Old Maple or Coachwood
18 Batten Support 200 Dia. x 32 2 Old Maple or Coachwood
19 Nail (Flat Head) 2 Dia x 38 33 Copper
20 Brake Drum Casting or 100 × 32 Wooden Block with Brake Lining 1 Gun Metal
21 Special Nut Casting 1 Gun Metal
22 Handle Casting 1 Gun Metal
23 Washer 10mm Standard 10 Brass
24 Hex. Nut (Special) 19 A/F x 19 1 Brass
25 Handle Grip 44 Dia. x 125 1 Coachwood
26 Lock Nut 10mm 1 Brass
27 Dog 38 × 48.x 6 2 Brass
28 Spreader 38 Dia. x 546 2 Cedar
29 Tie Rod 10 Dia. x 648 2 Brass
30 Chock Pin Casting 2 Gun Metal
31 Spreader 35 Dia. x 560 1 Stainless Steel or Cedar (top front spreader bar may be either single or split design)
32 Tie Rod 10 Dia. x 635 2 Brass
33 Shaft 19 Dia. x 733 1 Stainless Steel
34 Taper Pin No. 4 Taper x 38 1 Stainless Steel
35 Nut 10mm 1 Brass
36 Chock Pin Casting 2 Gun Metal
37 BBatten 441 × 32 × 13 11 Old Maple or Coachwood
38 Tubing 32 O.D x 28 I.D x 560 1 Stainless Steel
39 Hook (Small cup hook or V-clip) 1 Brass
40 Wood Screw No. 5 × 13 2 Brass
41 Brake Support 100 Dia. x 32 1 Old Maple or Coachwood
42 Plug 28 Dia. x 38 2 Cedar
43 Bolt 6mm x 64 6 Brass
44 Strap Casting 1 Gun Metal
45 C’sk Hd. Rivet 6 Dia. x 14 2 Copper
46 Pivot Pin 11 Dia. x 60 1 Brass
47 Handle Axle 10 Dia. x 60 1 Stainless Steel
48 Wood Screw No.10 × 19 6 Brass
49 Wood Screw No. 10 × 25 8 Brass




Modified South African Release Belt Specifications

Item Description Number Required Material
1 Line Dee Casting 2 Stainless Steel or Gun Metal
2 Dee Holder 25 × 250 long 2 Webbing
3 540g Canvas 160 × 610 or synthetic equivalent 2 Trop. Treated Canvas
4 540g Canvas 160 × 308 or synthetic equivalent 2 Trop. Treated Canvas
5 Neckstrap Dee Holder 25 × 300 long 1 Webbing
6 Dee (Internal) 17 × 22 1 Stainless Steel or Gun Metal
7 Buckle (Brace Type Clip) 1 Stainless Steel or Brass
8 Neckstrap 25 × 1422 long 1 Webbing
9 Eyelet 11 mm I.D. x 22 mm O.D. 2 Brass
10 Eyelet 6 mm I.D. x 12 mm O.D. 1 Brass
11 Cord for Pin 254 mm free length 1 Cord after splicing
12 Safety Pin 3.2 mm dia., 32 mm free travel The “Rex Sargeant Pin” also approved 1 Stainless Steel
13 Stud 10 mm dia. x 19 mm 1 Stainless Steel or Brass
14 Hinge Release Supports, 5 mm dia. 2 Stainless Steel
15 Release Hinge 1.2 mm thick 1 Stainless Steel
16 Safety Pin Pull Ring, 25 mm Dia. x3 mm 1 Stainless Steel

Note: The Eyelet and Safety Pin Cord may be located either on the top of the short section of the belt canvas (as shown in the “Drawing: Modified South African Release Belt”) or in the centre of the long section of the belt canvas.



Commonly Used Knots

The Clove Hitch (Fig 1) is used for making a rope fast to a bar or ring. With one or two half-hitches (Fig 2) it is the knot to be used for joining a surf line to a belt, and should also be used for making a rope fast to the eye of an anchor.

The Reef Knot (Fig 3) is not generally suitable for surf work, except First Aid Bandaging. The Bowline (Fig 4) is used for making a loop that will not slip.

The Fisherman’s Knot (Fig 5) this knot is used when joining two surf lines together. Make a simple knot on one rope, with the end of the other rope, and then tie a similar knot on the first rope, with the second rope. Pull the standing parts and the knots will remain fast.