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Convert spring stop to screw?

The blocks that I found on my recently purchased boat are spring stop bit my genoa genoa track does not have holes for pin stop. Is there a way to use or convert pin stop to screw stop? I could use the $180 bill for a set of new stand up screw stop genoa/jib blocks elsewhere right now.
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The blocks that I found on my recently purchased boat are spring stop bit my genoa genoa track does not have holes for pin stop. Is there a way to use or convert pin stop to screw stop? I could use the $180 bill for a set of new stand up screw stop genoa/jib blocks elsewhere right now.
Could be both easier and better to convert to towable genoa cars?

Barton Marine - Tech Info - T Track and Genoa cars - Fitting Towable T Track
You don't need a 1:2, could work fine with a small block at the forward end of the track.

Any picture of the block?
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Convert spring stop to screw?

Just drill holes
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Re: Convert spring stop to screw?

Genoa cars - in either case, pin or screw stop, you'll need holes in your track. There's too much lateral pull on those cars to screw it down and it to hold securely.

Can you post a picture of your current track? Drilling holes will usually work just fine, I use a center punch and good metal drill bits.
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Re: Convert spring stop to screw?

Spring stop or screw stop traveler cars are a PITA because they are nearly impossible to move while under load.
We added a teak block to either side of our traveler track. On top of each block we put some small blocks & a cam cleat. The traveler is now adjustable under load and uses no spring stop at all.
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Spring stop or screw stop traveler cars are a PITA because they are nearly impossible to move while under load.
We added a teak block to either side of our traveler track. On top of each block we put some small blocks & a cam cleat. The traveler is now adjustable under load and uses no spring stop at all.
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Re: Convert spring stop to screw?

Photo shows block made of Birch that was replaced with same size in Teak.
Perhaps not the absolute ideal set up but way better than it was before.
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Re: Convert spring stop to screw?

See pic. But the block is now aft of the cleat since fitting a larger genoa. The standing block now sits about 3' aft of the visible cleat...
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Re: Convert spring stop to screw?

what cleat?
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Re: Convert spring stop to screw?

+1 on going with adjustable cars. You end up actually adjusting them rather than putting up with poor jib/ genny shape. Use a hank of shock cord to pull them back. Allows you adjust lazy sheet/car. This way even when single handed never need to leave cockpit to have good sail shape.
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