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Source for replacement masthead sheaves?
I have a '73 Balboa 20, and it has two sheaves in the masthead which are probably original and no longer serviceable. They appear to be made of some fiber material, and basically they've split in half.
Who knows of a good source? West Marine doesn't stock anything close. These are so worn that I'm not sure of the original measurements, but I'm pretty sure they take a 5/16" line (for main sail). The outside diameter is 1 3/8", and the shaft for the pin is 1/4" I've found smaller diameter sheaves but smaller won't work - the line rubs on the mast because it's too close.
I really don't want to replace the entire masthead assembly because of two sheaves which probably cost about $20 each or less.
'73 Balboa 20 "Sanctification"
'87 Mercedes-Benz 300TD "Edelweiss"