Hey all! Any help on this one would be much appreciated and it really is a two part sort of thing where one answer may solve both issues.
We have the mast down on our M25 1981 and are doing some mantainance and additions. We want to add a topping lift and were looking at the mast head (right name?) where the lines, in this case just a main halyard, come up run through sheaves and back down. Here is ours.
First off, I think the sheaves that are already there need replacing. Can these just be purchased somewhere like Mcmaster Carr? How do you pull it apart to replace them? Sorry for the green question but I have never seen a connection quite like these. Look like giant rivets.
Also, if I want to add a topping lift, can I add additional ones or do I need to change out the whole top to add a space. How do folks handle that one? Could you just hang a block for the purpose? Where would you hang it that wouldn't mess with the sail. Sorry. I am gabby.
Any suggestions? Gotta add an outhaul too for our new fancy sail sitting in the box while my lakes are still frozen. But the work can really begin. Keel cable and bolts inspected today, battery back in and charged, connected back to solar, everything removed for an internal scrubbing, etc.
Here to show you we are in this for real, this is what is behind me right now. Two down, 5 to go plus the cockpit if we are inspired after the interior.
Thanks for any help. This is my first real project that I can talk about on here. I promise to take pics