Re: genoa sheet track end cap/pulley block
Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
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I think our genoa track set ups are similar but perhaps yours has been modified or repaired here? I haven't taken on this project yet but it's on my list. Looking at mine, it looks like a regular bolt comes down from the top. Did yours have a nut at the top of that stud?
I'll be taking a closer look at mine soon and will let you know what I find.
SV Trilogy - SM23
I have finally gotten around to replacing the genoa sheet cars and have hit some unanticipated trouble. Thanks to the Forum I was well prepared for releasing the rail stanchon which went without a hitch. I am however stuck on how to remove the pulley block at the end of the track. See picture attached to this post. Annie does not have an eye-bolt on top of the pulley like later SMs...I am berthed next door to SV Ripple an SM2k which has the eye-bolt Annie has a stud with a bolt on top.
Following some earlier posts about bolts inside the hull I felt around under the deck and can feel the ends of the T-track bolts and what I think is the same end of the pulley-block bolt. Not nuts in there only the bolt ends leading me to believe the bolt is threaded on both sides and will back out. I double nutted the top and tried to break it free to no avail.
Anyone have insight on how to detach this block?
SV Annie SM37
Brunswick GA....till I get this fixed.
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