May 24, 2018 - Uncategorized    Comments Off on Tracks in Ronstan RF666 Traveler

Tracks in Ronstan RF666 Traveler

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.

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