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05-29-2014 09:41 PM
WoobaGooba
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

Good tips for splicing small dyneema ...

Splicing 3mm spectra - Fix It Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums
05-29-2014 08:58 PM
L124C
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

First lesson re: Amsteel 3/16.
Amsteel is larger than the 3/16 wire rope it replaced. Hence, it won't fit through the old hardware. Purchased some 1/8 today. We'll see how that works! Just need to come up with some type of fid small enough to work with it. Apparently, coat hangers or a ball point pen cartridge, or pulling it with guitar wire work.
05-28-2014 06:07 PM
L124C
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

Received the new sheaves from Ed at ZEPHYRWERKS. He was a pleasure to work with. Getting the Amsteel line today and should have the old system back together this week, reviving it for less than $100. It was tempting to go with a new system, however, this was a lot less expensive, didn't require drilling additional holes in the boom and as funky as it is, IT WORKS!
As always....thanks for the help!
05-08-2014 12:03 AM
christian.hess
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

hmm its probably holding the cap in place...?
05-07-2014 08:49 PM
L124C
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

Drilled/Dremeled out the bolt heads on each side of the end cap. Anyone have any idea what the bolt head in the center of the cap might be for. Doesn't want to turn, and as far as I can tell from above, it doesn't seem to protrude into the boom, but I could be wrong.

Still need to hog out some bits of the side bolts that are hanging on, but I'd like to know what that rear bolt is doing (if anything). Again, at one time this was apparently a furling boom.
05-07-2014 08:04 PM
christian.hess
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

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Originally Posted by L124C View Post
The nylon wheel in the first picture has worn out. Anyone know where I could find a replacement? I wouldn't be opposed to replacing the outhaul altogether.
I have a very similar system on my boom, if you can get the wheel good for you, I find this outhaul works great...I also have a small winch up forward
05-07-2014 01:07 PM
L124C
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

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Originally Posted by Stumble View Post
Replacing the wire with dyneema is a pretty simple conversion, and absolutely worth doing.
BYW, contacted the sheave place you linked to. He says he can replace them at $30 a sheave, and that they will handle wire. However, I'd much rather go with Dyneema. Actually, I'd much rather replace the whole system if practicable. Trying to convince the end cap to come off today....
05-06-2014 09:18 PM
CalebD
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

McMaster Carr has quite a number of sizes of delrin sheaves in stock sizes.
I used one when I replaced an internal boom sheave for our outhaul.
Second Amsteel line instead of wire rope.
05-06-2014 06:59 PM
Stumble
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

Replacing the wire with dyneema is a pretty simple conversion, and absolutely worth doing.
05-06-2014 05:58 PM
AlaskaMC
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

Try Grainger. They have wire, rope and other sheaves from Ronstan and other vendors. After trying to find them myself at sailing shops like WM with no luck, they had everything I needed for 5 bucks each. And they have tons of SS wire sheaves as well.
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