Working on the Thistle, the main traveler car sheaves were sun rotted. One was missing along with the pin entirely.
First I had to make a pin. I found a 1/4″ sheave pin and used the South Bend lathe and a collet chuck to cut a groove for the E-ring.
Next I had to order new sheaves and install. The untested sheave is a RF1741 19mm acetal. I haven’t tested it yet.
I’m going to have to re-rig the line path due to the transom reinforcements installed by a previous owner. Battens arrived yesterday. We will hopefully have the boat in the water first time for us on Saturday.