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    Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 10:38pm
I have just found that the 4 sheeves at my masthead are either seized or worn and need to be replaced. I think the mast is the original. To remove the sheeves I guess I have to lift the top plate/fitting. There appear to be 2 bolts on the sides of the mast and 2 nuts on the top plate.  Do I just remove them and lift it off. Any advice welcome.
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Just the 2 nuts on the top.  The sheaves are still available from Seldén.
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Many thanks, Alastair. Someone told me that the original masts were made by Proctor. I'll measure the sheeves and speak to Selden.
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As far as I know the original gold masts were Kemp. The top is all welded together. The sheaves come out when you remove the two bolts. The sheaves were unobtainable when I did mine but I made some from acetal plastic with bronze bearings. These have lasted well for a good 8 years so far. Hope this helps.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote admin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2018 at 5:28pm
If you need new sheaves made by a Contessa friendly machinist I can highly recommend Robin at Sims marine in Hampshire.

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