Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-03-2010, 06:23   #1
Registered User
 
Jetexas's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Boat: 1982 Oday 34
Posts: 439
Images: 10
Traveler Trouble

I found all the forums discussing the best way to rebed your traveler, and I'm going to use the butyl tape. However, my current problem is how do I remove the traveler?!!!

Mine is mounted in the cockpit and screws down along the entire length. There's a screw about every 6 inches. Well, I started unscrewing the screws, and due to being in sealant, they don't come out of their holes. In other words, you can spin the screw forever, and while it's not screwed into anything, it's not coming up. I tried using a magnet to suck them out of the holes, but it wasn't strong enough. I tried using a little pick to poke them out of the holes, but there wasn't enough room.

That wouldn't be a problem if the traveler came up once all the screws were spinning in limbo, but even with all of them unscrewed, that thing does not want to budge! We pried on it a little to no avail, and I don't want to use a big pry bar and end up bending it.

So the thing is leaking through the screw holes. If I could get the screws out to put some sealant in each hole and screw them back in, it would probably be fine. However, I can't access them from underneath.

Any ingenious ideas on how to remove the traveler, so I can rebed the entire thing or on how to get the screws out of the holes, so I can put new sealant in each hole?

Thanks in advance.
__________________
Jetexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2010, 07:38   #2
Registered User
 
TOPGALLANT32's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: on my boat where ever it is
Boat: prairie32 cutter
Posts: 80
have a good look on the underside. Ill bet there are nuts on the screws that are spinning as well
__________________
TOPGALLANT32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2010, 07:42   #3
Registered User
 
pressuredrop's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: West Palm Beach
Boat: Allied Seawind 30
Posts: 792
agreed, i would be very surprised if it wasnt bolted down, if it was screwed in and sailed a lot i doubt it would still be there. look on the brightside, you get to brush up your contorsionist act
__________________
pressuredrop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rebed, stuck, traveler

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Traveler Height Below Boom jimthom Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 14-04-2012 09:15
Replacing Traveler Car notz Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12 17-05-2010 13:49
Mainsail Traveler sandycohen Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 11 18-03-2010 08:25
Gulfstar traveler replacement Safari Tu Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 4 14-01-2009 11:42
Traveler Location ksmith Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 23 18-12-2008 12:59



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:32.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.