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Re: Blown main sheet traveler car- need advice ASAP

Wow, I can't believe someone else had the same main sheet traveler car failure as we did on Saturday. I wonder if Harken knows their main sheet traveler cars have trouble with the full force of a strong gybe.

We did manage to sail home with a temporary fix. We just screwed the car back to the track without the ball bearings using the broken endcap. We were on a reach the whole way, so it took the loads just fine. We emailed Harken when we got home and they told us to just order new endcaps and ball bearings. Seems like an easy fix, but I am concerned that it can happen again.

Thanks again for all the great suggesstions and shared experiences!
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