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    Posted: 30 Dec 2009 at 5:02pm

MY OLD ( ORIGINAL) MAINSHEET TRAVELLER BROKE THIS SEASON. IT IS AN ' IYE 6 WHEEL CAR. WOULD ANYONE HAVE SUCH A THING ( IN SERVICEABLE CONDITION  OF COURSE )  LYING AROUND THEIR GARAGE PLEASE .  Photograph available

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I have a very good box of bits. Will check. Also can it be repaired, rather than remove the track if nothing can be found 
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I am not sure it ( the car ) can be repaired without being removed which may well involve removing the track. The attachment pin, of which there are two for each 'pulley wheel' guiding the rope on each side of the car,has corroded. This has allowed the 'wheel' base to rotate. The whole arrangement is quite primitive and only allows a 2:1  ratio to pull the car up the track.  
 
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hi George,    You can get a replacement car from rigrite.com in the USA .... but they seem to be very expensive at US$509+ $75 for shipping!  (Part number IYE 32C-13-6). I also have the 6 wheel IYE car, probably original and getting a bit tired but at that price it'll get some more WD40 for this year. 

I haven't yet gone looking at complete replacement systems - has anyone installed new track and traveller recently?  What options are there and what sort of price ranges?

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Perhaps they are made of gold for the American market!!
 
I too would be interested in what others have fitted in the way of a traveller system. I went onto the 'Harken' site to play one day and rapidly accumulated a very large bill estimate ......many hundreds of pounds. Maybe I was pressing the incorrect buttons though.
 
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A number of boats have been refitted with Harken main travelers and I'm very impressed with what I have seen, they are a huge improvement on the IYE kit.

 

I also have the old IYE track and as some point it will need replacing.  I shall get a teak beam installed across the cockpit where the old track sits (because I'm always getting ropes trapped in the recess) and then add the Harken low-profile track to this. 

 

There are a few options on what car and end stops to use depending on the sheeting arrangement you want, these range from eye-wateringly expensive to reasonable.

 

I did get a quote and recall that the price all in was around £550 but that was a couple of years back and other jobs have taken precedence.

 

Hope this helps

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Post Options Post Options   Quote GNGILPIN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2010 at 8:25pm
Thank you. Your remarks are most helpful.
I think I will  just ave to bit the bullet and get on with getting a new traveller system.....along with a wooden bridge to support it. I am guessing that a 4:1 should be adequate to move the car from side to side even in a breeze.
 
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I have an IYE 6 wheel main sheet traveller and track if anyone is interested. The wheels still turn and I have replaced one set of cam cleats but the small pulley, feeding the cams could do with renewal. I replaced it with a Harken winward sheeting system.
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I fitted a Barton Ballrace System two years ago, it fitted perfectly without need for packing blocks etc.
the track is only 2mm higher than the original IYE. and the 4:1 control is just right. Cost was approx £300.  Bargain!!
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