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Question Sheaves for a C&C 32

Anyone know where to get some? by my measurements, they are not standard with a bore of 7/16 and width of 9/16 and a diameter of 3.5 inch. I want to be rid of the wire-to-rope with bronze bore sheaves and have nice rope sheaves. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Can you get the old ones out? Seems to me if you can then just take them to any machine shop with your necessary mods and have new ones made just how you'll need them.

Other than that I would suggest contacting a rigger with experience with the maker of the spar you have. You might even have luck with google if you know the spar maker - for drawings and specs etc...
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If you can pull the old sheves, Garhaurer can likely provide roller bearing replacements. Alternately, check Rig-Rite. You can find both/either via Google.
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My new solution to the sheave problem: on the advice of the good people from riggingandhardware.com, I tried using aluminox to fill the groove on the old sheave. Total cost: $12! FYI, I couldnt find a single supplier who could make sheaves that have a 7/16 bore, so this was my only option besides going to a machine shop (I called 3 places, and never got a call back).

Unrelated: I ordered new halyards from the aforementioned rigging shop on 1/3/11 and they showed up at my house on 1/4/11. Talk about excellent service!

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Nice... be interesting to know in a year or so if the filler stayed put!
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Nice... be interesting to know in a year or so if the filler stayed put!
Well, the outer (larger) groove is where most of the force of the rope will be applied. My primary worry with the inner wire groove was that the edges would put undue stress on the lines. My plan is to see if the aluminox filler holds up at the end of the season. The prior halyards did ok for years with no filler, so i dont think that the filler failing will cause any major harm. That said, i I get a nice sprinkling of grey plastic bits the first time the halyards are seriously tensioned, I think a quick trip up the mast will be in order.

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Update:

well, after talking with some people, I got my aluminox job routed out and properly machined and I also had the local machine shop put in new brass bushings. The sheaves now rotate like new!
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