Re: Genoa sheet cars removal

smiles bernard

Hi Tom
What make of sheet cars / turning blocks etc did you use please ?
I am struggling to understand which manufactures would work on my Goiot 32mm track, 5mm thick with 10mm diameter locator pin holes

Any info very gratefully received !
I ‘think’ some Lewmar cars might fit but they come with blocks that only take 12mm lines 

These harken type cars would be perfect but I can’t seem to find out if they do them for 32mm track and also if 5mm thick is ok . . . 

Any thoughts from the group about suitable replacements that have been used would be super helpful

Many thanks 
Maramu 162

On 29 Mar 2019, at 22:18, smiles bernard via Groups.Io <smilesbernard@...> wrote:

Thanks so much for he really useful responses 
Tom - did you just unbolt the single stanchion at the fwd end of the Genoa track ? And managed to move it first forward then outboard once the lower side flanges were clear of the toe rail?
if so I’ll try this first and will try to replace the cars completely  🤞
I will anyhow also fix my current cars as I need them now and good to have them in working order too. 

Gerhard - it sounds like you just used a ‘push fit’ idea. So the Center hole on the new wheel was a tight fit to the 10mm pin. Then tap with a small hammer into place?

I might try this or ask for a slight shoulder on the pin - as per my sketch. So the lower half of the 10mm is just very slightly thinner than the top half. Say 9.5mm OD.
Combined with a stainless washer/wheel with a 
Center whole of the same diameter (9.5mm) of the smaller section of the pin

the wheel would ‘push fit ‘ onto the lower
9.5mm pin section and be prevented from raising higher by the 10mm shoulder 

the spring would sit above the wheel/washer as always. 

It might just work!?

many thanks to all for the ideas and help on this 👍


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