Brilliant thanks for the advice - I'll make sure I try that before breaking out the wire cutters. That will certainly remove another surmounting cost even from this initial partial restoration.bornagainmothie wrote:
If you unscrew the sheave assembly from the deck and lift out, you should find there is a centre spindle for the wheel that can be pushed out through the side of the sheave box. Its kept in place and hidden by the thickness of the deck its mounted in. Spindle out, slide the wheel (and bearing if its a posh one) to one side or clear of the box, and the wire loops should pass easily through.
Thank you, I'll send that across today - though there is no rush. I'm amazed at how long it takes to strip the boat of hardware. Ensure everything is carefully packed and put into annotated bags and photos taken of everything in situ. And that's before I even start to strip the varnish from the boat.chrismartin3583 wrote:drop mean email and I'll send you a piece - paramedic3602ATyahoo.co.uk
Again thanks to everyone so far