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44376RE: [SabreSailboat] Leak in cabin headliner

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  • Carter Brey
    Aug 2, 2013


      I'm pretty sure my fasteners were round head or pan head slotted machine screws. Not hex head.

      What the heck, why not put a wrench on one and start turning? What's the worst that could happen? You already have a leak. If you discover the culprit you can extradite it to Sheremetyevo Airport for a few weeks.


      On Aug 2, 2013 11:33 AM, "THOMPSON, GREGORY" <gregory.thompson@...> wrote:

      Wasn't sure of the name for them.  They are just aft of the mast on the deck.  I have the headsail furled so the jib sheet stays on all summer.  The cheek block looks like it attached with bolts because the top is a hex.  Was yours this way?  I suppose it could be threaded and into wood below.  

      Greg T.

      Greg Thompson
      Physical Education Teacher
      Longacre Elementary
      34850 Arundel Street
      Farmington, MI 48335-4003
      (248) 426-4823

      From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com [Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Carter Brey [carter.brey@...]
      Sent: Friday, August 02, 2013 11:28 AM
      To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [SabreSailboat] Leak in cabin headliner


      Hi Greg-

      If you're describing factory-installed cheek blocks, I had a pair on my cabin roof. Schaeffer series 5, I think. They were simply screwed to the roof, not thru-bolted. They were bedded with grey butyl that after 25 years was still supple and sticky.

      On Aug 2, 2013 9:23 AM, "THOMPSON, GREGORY" <gregory.thompson@...> wrote:

      I have traced a leak to the deck-mounted turning blocks on our coach roof. Has anyone rebedded these and can you tell how they are attached? I am hesitant about the job creep that could be involved in removing a section of headliner, assuming they are through-bolted.
      Greg T 

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      On Aug 2, 2013, at 9:01 AM, "David Allin" <sv.solitaire1@...> wrote:


      If it is not too much trouble I would love to see a picture of your tensioner....  It is something that our 
      alternator could certainly use as we have had belt slippage in the past.  Our engine is a Westerbeke 55 A
      with a Balmar 100 amp alternator.
      Thanks very much.

      David & Catherine Allin

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