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    Posted: 07 Jul 2018 at 1:24am
I have twin cars either side, but both are straight I think.
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I'm guessing that your blocks are straight. Ones angled towards the winch do exist. I have both either side, the angled ones are aft. Unless I've misunderstood your problem this could be a cure.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Inara Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jul 2018 at 8:02am
Resurecting another old thread.
I have this same problem of a very ugly sheet angle through the car sheave. Anybody actually fitted a solution?
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Thanks for the reference to Garhauer Colin, they're not a company I'd come across in my searches.  The CO32 (or at least ours) uses 32 mm Lewmar tracks.  I took a look around the marina the other day and am not sure that stand up blocks will fix the problem so may stick with new sheaves in what I have but will let you/the forum know if I find a solution.  That said, I am not sure that a solution for me will work for others as it seems that various CO32s have different Genoa track positions and lengths - ours are a couple of feet longer that those on at least one other CO32 we know.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jun 2011 at 10:24am
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Sad Bloke that I am I have done a bit more research and come up with the following:
  1. According to the Harken load calculator the No 1 would exert a load of arround 306 kg on the block/car with 21 knot apparentwind (No 1 should not be used above this windspeed)
  2. I found what appear to be suitable for the CO32 'T' tracks some pin-stop sliders with blocks made by Garhauer. They are American with subs in NZ, France and Scandinavia but sadly it would seem not in the UK. They do fittings for 25mm & 32mm track (cannot remember the CO32 size!)

Have a look and see what you think.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2011 at 7:31pm
David
This was something I was looking at but never did on the boats I have raced over the years. My main concern with the block method was whether it would work with the Number 1 otherwise it would seem to offer the best alignment solution.
Post your solution and let us know how well it works. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote davidmacdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2011 at 11:40am
Our genoa car sheaves are very worn and need replacing. The sheeting angle is also awful with the cars aft (and would be even worse if we used the no. 1) so I am thinking of replacing the cars with either tri-roller cars or more likely cars with swivelling blocks supported by a spring which ought to align better. Has anyone done this and is there any disadvantage to such an arrangement?
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