Re: Sabre 28 MKI mast exit sheave boxes - replacements?
- I have the same problem. These are at the halyard holes at the bottom of the mast correct?
I was wondering why they used sheave boxes instead of exit plates like the Schaefer 3446. Perhaps it was due to the original wire+rope halyards? I was planning on going all rope this year anyways.
I am also interested in which boxes or if the 3446 plate matches the hole pattern or not. Not sure whats better...
--- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "dleedvm" <leex3103@...> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Well, I have to admit this is one of the first times I've posted something here that I couldn't find any prior reference to in the forum. That means I am the only one to have this problem (that would be bad!) or the rest of you found an easy solution that required no help (that would be very good!). So here goes... My internal halyards are rope/wire and exit the mast via sheave boxes on both sides of the mast at the bottom. The sheave boxes (presumed to be original) had delrin sheaves that held up to wire rope pretty well for a 40 year old boat but they are now too worn to keep the wire away from the aluminum mast below where it exits. A smaller bronze? sheave at the top of the box appears to be frozen. I removed it in hopes of finding a replacement. I didn't see an obvious replacement on the RigRite site but, since I've never actually received any service from their "customer service", I'm kind of relieved. Has anyone else dealt with this situation? I've attached a photo to help. Thanks in advance
> 1974 Sabre 28 MkI #76 "Spirit"
> Stillwater, MN