[Public-List] Main Haylard Sheave Bolt

Michael Grosh dickdurk at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 13:18:54 PDT 2020

A bigger hammer and a drift pin? It sounds like where it is binding is the
brass/bronze bearing in the sheave-possibly distorted? If so, the beating
involved wouldn't stress any of the rest of the assembly directly. I am
assuming you are going to replace the sheave anyway, I would. I have.

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 14:09 Jonathan Bresler via Public-List <
public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:

> Folks,
> Tried to pull the main halyard sheave bolt.  That bolt has been there since
> 1967, I'm guessing.  The bolt passes through a sleeve and the sleeve goes
> through the holes on either side of the mast.  The sheave appears to be
> Tufnol (brown color combination of resin impregnated cloth).  Guessing
> that is 1967 vintage as well.
> There are two plates, one on each side of the sheave, as well.
> The bolt and sleeve, they move together will not come out of the hole.  I
> can get it to move till the end of the bolt almost clears the plate on the
> side of the sheave, but not quite.  Have pulled, twisted, pushed (using a
> drift).  No luck.
> Any suggestions?  How have others managed the to get the bolt out.
> Jonathan
> --
> Jonathan M Bresler
> S/V Constance Alberg 30 #262
> Annapolis/Eastport MD
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