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Old 25-03-2010, 05:56   #1
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Adjustable Genoa Lead Cars

Hi all, I have 4 - 9ft lengths of track and 8 ball bearing adjustable lead cars which i salvaged off a customers boat when he put on new harken hardware,these items are some unknown european brand which came off a X one ton,they are equivilent in size to harkens mid range hardware but more compact,actually one of the 8 cars is a Harken and its huge,anyway i plan on installing 2 x 9ft tracks with 2 cars on each conected with a piece of cable on my Lindenberg 26 but first i need to replace the bearings so my question is this,since the cars are probably a size larger than i need with 5/16" bearings would it be ok to use Delrin rather than Torlon balls as there is a huge price difference,the old bearings were Delrin but may not have been oem,the harken has Torlon,bear in mind that i need about 275 balls and the cheapest i can find Torlon is about .35 each wheras i can get Delrin for about .07 each. My thinking is that i could use torlon on the aft ones which will be used most of the time and delrin on the fwd ones or just go all delrin and see what happens.
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