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Ronstan Repair Shop for old gear?
I have an old Ronstan car that looks like the new Ronstan car#11922; however, my old must be larger because the track is wider than the tracks available by the company.
I am hoping that I can find a shop that can replace the bearings and the end caps, which hold the bearings in the car, or buy one that is used car rather than having to redo the entire car track and car.
When I needed repair on a Schaeffer block, I sent the block to Schaeffer for repair. I had hoped Ronstan would do the same. I have sent email to Ronstan and have not received a reply. I have contacted a dealer of Ronstan who told me it can't be repaired, and that I needed to buy an entire new system -- replace car track fill holes, redrill new holes, buy brand new car -- kaching, kaching, kaching.
One would think there are parts about, or left over parts sitting in a warehouse. Hard to believe that there are no bearings or plastic caps to be had.
I ask my fellow sailors for opinions and advice.
What say ye?
(picture of car and measurement of track)
The track and car are fastened to a half wishbone boom and is used for the outhaul and reefing adjustments. The boat is a Herreshoff Cat Ketch.
Thank you for your help.