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Old 21-03-2018, 10:46   #1
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What's wrong with these traveller stops?

I bought a Columbia 10.7 recently. Going over the boat it has some issues. Here's one that I cannot figure out.

The traveller has two adjustable stops on it. However something seems to be missing and I've never seen these types of stops before.





The pins on both stops don't seem to move or turn. I've tried pulling them and screwing them but without luck.

Does anyone know how these stops function? I need to release them so we can use the traveller properly or replace it!
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Old 21-03-2018, 11:07   #2
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Re: What's wrong with these traveller stops?

They are maybe corroded in place. Many are spring loaded but they could be screws also. Frankly, I've not found them that useful anyway. If you can get them off you could just remove them.
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Old 21-03-2018, 11:14   #3
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Re: What's wrong with these traveller stops?

Believe me, as soon as I figure out how to release them, they are off the boat. My other boat uses cam cleat blocks to control the position of the car. It works like a charm.
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Here are the full images if that helps:




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Re: What's wrong with these traveller stops?

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I bought a Columbia 10.7 recently. Going over the boat it has some issues. Here's one that I cannot figure out.

The traveller has two adjustable stops on it. However something seems to be missing and I've never seen these types of stops before.





The pins on both stops don't seem to move or turn. I've tried pulling them and screwing them but without luck.

Does anyone know how these stops function? I need to release them so we can use the traveller properly or replace it!
The Stops are held in place with "Pull Pins". The pin that inserts in the adjusting holes in the traveler has a shaft that passes through a spring that holds the pin down and in place. The shafts pass through the up-raised round jacket that you see and (normally) have a small knob screwed down over them by which you can pull or retract the pins enough to move the stops. Somehow the knobs have gone adrift and it's likely that the pins have corroded themselves to the traveler or are held firmly in place by the rusting of the springs. You can try to free them with something like PB Blaster but you might want to try injecting a modest amount of Wink Rust Remover to "eat up" some of the rust from the old springs and corrosion first. Then follow with the PB. Good luck!
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Re: What's wrong with these traveller stops?

That looks like the old nicro fico x track (that's what I think it was called) if it is I might have some stops for that
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