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post #6 of Old 07-17-2008
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Originally Posted by engcon View Post
The traveler on my outhaul has not been moved in 2 years. It is frozen in place as though welded. I have tried lots of stuff to free it. The boom is aluminum and the traveler is SS. Any thought on freeing it would be appreciated. Failing to free it, I was considering using a band around the boom or a line around the boom to keep the clew down and use the outhaul to tension the foot. ANY THOUGHTS?

Engcon, could you clarify what kind of outhaul setup you have? Hartleys right, a photo or two would really help.

Heat will often help to break something loose, but I usually use it as a second to last resort. If the torch doesn't free it, then it usually has be darn near destroyed to remove it.

If you are talking about a stainless car on an aluminum t-track then a lot of persistent tapping with the appropriate hammer and a lot of penetrant will sometimes do the trick.
It really depends on what kind of system you're talking about.
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