Replacing Traveler Car Shackle
Hey everyone, I was hoping that I'd be able to contribute a bit more with my first post but I guess it was not meant to be.
Does anyone know how to replace the broken shackle (attached image)? I am asking because it would seem like taking the car off from the traveler would not help and taking the car off would require unscrewing the whole traveler - hard task in this particular boat. Even if I remove the car from the traveler I'll still have the same problem?
The movement of the "pin/peg" (dont know what it is called in English) that is holding the shackle is not being inhibited by the traveler itself or the metal cable. The pin is simply stuck within the traveler car from design. But there must be a way to get it off. I guess I'll have to get the car off the traveler, maybe there is something on the underside of it that will allow me to release the pin and the shackle? Any clues? Thanks!