I searched for this but couldn't find anything.
I have a 1989 Beneteau
First 32.5 with the original traveler and it is in rough shape. 2 of the 4 sheaves have completely disintegrated and the "axels" are butted up against the rail.
How do you get the car off of one of these? I plan to have new sheaves made with brass bushings or bearings.
At the end of the rail there is a "cap" made of aluminum
that looks to be secured to the rail right over the mounts that secure the entire system to the top of the cabin
. There is a slotted screwhead that looks like the top pf a 6mm bolt that screws into the aluminum
I have tried to use a hand impact tool to break the screw loose but I ended up breaking the slotted bit.
I know dissimilar metals will corrode and weld together. I was going to try an air hammer and a sharpened punch. This method has worked for me on cars with seized bolts although that is not a galvanic corrosion
Today another boat
owner suggested the bolt is a through bolt with a nylock fastener underneath and I should drop the cabin headliner
and remove the mounting bolts so I can get a socket on it.
Is there any truth to this?