I have a 1998 Saga 43 with sheaves integrated into both ends of the boom for clew outhaul
and reef clews. The clew outhaul
is an aluminum
sheave, and the aft end reef sheaves are some sort of durable black plastic with bronze
But the forward sheaves are plain Delrin (without bushings) and completely deteriorated.
I thought I'd do a simple replacement. I mean, they are 3" OD sheaves 1/2 thick, supporting 3/8" line. They don't seem to exist. RigRite doesn't have anything. Defender comes up empty. My local go-to, Fawcetts, can't get close. Garhauer makes an awesome product, but I really don't need ball bearing races in metal sheaves (the plain Delrin units lasted just fine for 20 years and two trans-Atlantic crossings).
Anyone have a decent source for simple sheaves? 3" OD, 1/2" thick, 1/2" bore, and either plain bearing or (ideally) bronze
bushings, for less than custom pricing?
I really didn't think this was going to be hard....I'd hate to have to buy some Delrin and machine it myself!
'98 Saga 43
Mill Creek, Annapolis