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Old 11-07-2014, 22:36   #1
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Harken Backstay Adjuster

I'm in the process of overhauling my Harken B503 Backstay Adjuster and I'd like to replace the thrust (on the Harken exploded view of the parts, they call it a 'trust' bearing). I've written Harken about where to find the part but haven't heard back from them. The thrust portion of the bearing is attached to the collar. I think the internal needle bearing could be removed and replaced easily enough.

By the way, I have yet to find a really good on-line source for bearings and seals. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Old 13-07-2014, 18:59   #2
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Re: Harken Backstay Adjuster

I rebuilt my adjuster about 4 years ago I got the bearing at a local bearing shop . The bearing is one peace its called a combination bearing harken wanted about 300 $ for the bearing I paid about 60 $ for it .I got the seals, bearing shim and o rings from harken they were cheap from them
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Re: Harken Backstay Adjuster

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I rebuilt my adjuster about 4 years ago I got the bearing at a local bearing shop . The bearing is one peace its called a combination bearing harken wanted about 300 $ for the bearing I paid about 60 $ for it .I got the seals, bearing shim and o rings from harken they were cheap from them
Thanks! That's very helpful. I don't know if Harken is still selling the parts as the adjusters have been discontinued.

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