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Replacing old rigging...Questions

I'm fairly new to sailing and recently purchased a 68 C&C Redwing 30. It looks like some of the running rigging has been replaced over the years and some hasn't. I have a few of questions concerning some of the blocks.

1) Is the block in the 1st set of pics a normal 2" or 2 1/4" block, high load block or a snatch block? It's on the the jib/genoa track. Also, what name brand is it? I'm assuming it's old, but it looks to be some type of composite material.

2) In the 2nd set of pics. Is this considered a foot block or a normal cheek block? Can I replace the sheave/shaft? Or should I just replace the entire block?

3) The 3rd set of pics is of the main sheet traveler. I know it's old and needs to be replaced, thank you in advance for telling me. That being said I want to get her under sail as soon as possible. I've looked online. Unfortunately I haven't been able to pin down a company who may still sell similar parts, just to get me in the wind for now.

I do need to mention I like the aesthetics of this boat and would like to keep things looking as original as possible....with in reason.
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Garhauer is your best bet, very competitive rugged equipment. The rigging and hardware on a sailboat aesthetics is a secondary, not a primary reason for upgrading,.

"To keep it original" means nothing, not what you want to hear I'm sure, [emoji33] there is really no basis for it, you're not going to find a 1968 sailboat on antiques roadshow, and to be realistic, new standards, quality, of replacement equipment far exceeds the aesthetics in every way.

The old fashioned Pop & Lock traveler was based on the fact that most people kept it centered,
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The diameter of a block is the od of the sheave. It it measures 2 1/4" it's 2 1/4" block. #3 is a foot block with a bail to add a snatch block for spinnaker work. Never seen one like it before. You may be able to remove the rusted nut and replace without removing it. If not you'll have to pull it and replace with a new bolt and nut that you'll probably need to cut off and grind flush. A drill press will really be helpful if you need drill out the old axle bolt. As has been said, trying to go with original fiber cheaked blocks isn't going to add much as that wasn't the best material. As denise030 said, check Garhauer out. They are about the least expensive source of blocks and they are strong, built to last, and great people to deal with. They do custom work at reasonable prices if you need something unique. https://www.garhauermarine.com
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Re: Replacing old rigging...Questions

As Denise alluded to, there is nothing special about the old, original(?) hardware. Garhauer is very cost effective. Are you thinking of upgrading your traveler to an adjustable kind? This would require adding some blocks and cleats on the cockpit combing. I have not seen a replacement slider but you could try a marine consignment store, but I wouldn’t be that hopeful. The easiest thing would be to buy a t-track slider. They have a “stop” built in, eliminating the two stops on your current set-up. If you want to keep the “funkiness”, you could hacksaw-grind-polish off the stop on a t-track slider and go that way. It will be in SS, and not bronze, but it will last a lot longer. Beware that T-Track sizes have changed through the years so make sure you buy the right size slider (or take the old one into the chandlery). Good luck, welcome and be sure to post pictures!
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Keeping it original means that the boat is not worth as much, is harder to sail, breaks more often and is more dangerous to sail. Garhauer makes affordable sailboat hardware that works good. it is a bit industrial looking and not as light as some but is a very good choice for the older cruising boat that needs to be re fit to better hardware. hard to beat their prices.
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yes! how about some pictures of the whole boat?

Here's a blog from a guy that restored his
https://ccredwing30.blogspot.com/201...il-on.html?m=1
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Garhauer is your best bet, very competitive rugged equipment. The rigging and hardware on a sailboat aesthetics is a secondary, not a primary reason for upgrading,.

"To keep it original" means nothing, not what you want to hear I'm sure, [emoji33] there is really no basis for it, you're not going to find a 1968 sailboat on antiques roadshow, and to be realistic, new standards, quality, of replacement equipment far exceeds the aesthetics in every way.

The old fashioned Pop & Lock traveler was based on the fact that most people kept it centered,
I definitely believe in form over function. I also want new hardware. I was just wondering if anyone made modern equipment, with a vintage look. It's a fairly common idea in many markets.

Thanks for the heads up on Garhauer. They are one of the company's I have been looking at.
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Re: Replacing old rigging...Questions

That's the equivalent of putting bias-ply tires on a car instead of radial tires.

I used to single hand my 30 foot O'Day, most of the hardware I replaced with garhauer, You need a new mainsheet with cam cleat, you don't necessarily have to have a traveler unless you're into performance sailing because most people just keep it centered. The jib sheets and blocks get used a lot so you should spend some money there,

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Re: Replacing old rigging...Questions

deniseO30...

Here you go. These are in my folder called "before". I'll keep posting pics as I fix her up. We've had a lot of thunder storms moving through the area lately and I haven't been able to do as much as I had wanted...so is life. It has also cut down on our Wednesday races. I race a Hobie 16.

Since these pics I've pressure washed above the water line, scrubbed the deck, cleaned & inspected most of the 7 or 8 sails, cleaned 1/2 of the cabin and started making the list of the have to's, need to's and want to's.
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That's the equivalent of putting bias-ply tires on a car instead of radial tires.
That being said...there is a time and place for bias-ply tires. Those times and places are far and few between...LOL
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