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Question Harken Traveller on a C&C 32

I have the following traveller and I want to replace the lines since they are starting to wear. I tried unscrewing the inside bolt (where the eye-splice is) and I could wiggle the bolt, but not unscrew it. At a certain point, it felt like something was going to snap before it unscrewed.
Does anyone here know:
1. which model Harken this is (the spring under the block is my modification)?
2. if there's an underlying nut?
3. if there's a way to unscrew this and place new lines without breaking stuff?

All suggestions/comments/ideas welcome

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I have the same problem with a brand new Harken traveler exactly like yours, and concluded that I need to get a guy to make the eye splices in place.
May be I should call Harken?
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You need to learn to unscrew things without breaking them. Unless you do that you will be paying a minimum of $60. an hour for someelse to break things for you. Unbolt the track, and turn it over is probably your answer.......i2f
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It's been a while sine I had to take mine apart but pretty sure that screw fully unscrews and comes out if not just loosen the whole end piece slide off the track and look at the bottom
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You need to learn to unscrew things without breaking them. Unless you do that you will be paying a minimum of $60. an hour for someelse to break things for you. Unbolt the track, and turn it over is probably your answer.......i2f
well, smarti-pants, do you have any good ideas on what I can use to loosen the bolt/screw? Assuming, of course, that I cant get the track to unbolt (since those are long frozen in place as well).

Seriously though, would WD40 work? An pencil torch or heat gun? Small axe? Any ideas are welcome.

FWIW: i do like the idea of pulling the end bit off....gonna have to look at that tomorrow after i am done re-fiberglassing the piss-poor factory glass job under the floors.
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No reason to get nasty.

The manuals for all Harken gear are on line. Below is an excerpt. The machine screw showing is all that is stopping the end stop/block assembly from being removed from the track. The three machine screws, one in the center of the sheave and one either side are threaded into the end stop without nuts and are easily removed without removing the track. There is no way to put a nut on them. It is possible yours are frozen in place by corrosion. WD40 won't work. Try PB Blaster.
I installed a traveller like yours last year and just removed an end stop to confirm this.

ps Every manual for products from existing companies should be on line. The internet is your friend.
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No reason to get nasty.....

The manuals for all Harken gear are on line. Below is an excerpt....
I wasnt trying to be nasty, sorry if i offended anyone.

Thank you VERY much for the info (what website did you get it from?). I was unable to find those manuals since i had no idea of what search term to use. The terms i tried gave me way to much chaff and not enough wheat. Thank you again, that diagram excerpt alone is invaluable.

As for the PB blaster: is the spray or oil a better choice?

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I'm not contributing at all but ... hey, it's another C&C 32 owner! It doesn't seem there's very many of us. How do you like her? What do you use her for?
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