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My new control ends and car came in this week.
I went to install last night, and ran in to a problem.
I was going to remove the entire track / riser system from the deck as I need to drill new holes for my new stoppers in the track and I was going to use a drill press, also I wanted to rebed everything, and also remove the old SS plates that hold the old control ends.
Not sure what type of beding compound catalina used to put it together, but it is not coming apart with out a major fight.
I tried using the main halyard and a little taping with a hammer and it did not move.
There are screws that hold the track down to the risers, but the screws were really tight, and no real good way to get to all of them, so I did not try that.
I can't see why catalina would have used 5200, but it sure feels like it.
At this point I am just going to bolt everything back to the deck and try to seal up the bolt holes with some beding compound.
The only problem is that I have the old SS plates for the old cam cleats sticking out a bit, but they are not in the way. Also I need to drill new holes for the stoppers by hand, but that should not be a problem.
I was just trying to make it perfect.
If anyone else does this upgrade I would suggest not removing the riser/ track like I tried too. Unless someone can suggest a better idea to remove the entire system.
I am glad I stopped and didn't break something.
I will attach a photo once I get it out together this weekend.
I just ordered a new car and traveler control ends from Garhauer.
I will let everyone know how it turns out.
I was able to keep the track and risers but I upgraded the car. Garhauer shipped the car on a small piece of track (for shipping) because the bearings are not self-contained, I then was able to slide the car from the shipping track to my track and slide on the new fiddle blocks to complete the upgrade. Total cost for the new car and fiddle blocks was $264. I believed that I purchased the new mainsheet purchase (one 30-UAG 4-1 & 2 single 30-13 UAG blocks) at about $125 at the boat show in Chicago.
This is exactly what I need, were you able to keep your existing car and track?
I upgraded with a new 4 to 1 Garhauer Control Car and fiddle blocks last year and I wish I would have done it sooner. What a difference.
This season I upgraded the mainsheet purchase that I also purchased from Garhauer but I have not had allot of chances to use it. From what I can tell at the dock, I’m very happy with it.
Has anyone upgraded or replaced their mainsheet block on the traveler, as well as added more purchase to the travelr system?
I am having a very hard time releasing my main sheet under any load. My cleat on the main mainsheet block, pivots up and down, and this make it very hard to release main sheet.
Looking for better system for saftey and easy of operation