Mainsheet mid-boom rigging

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Mainsheet mid-boom rigging

Postby NIBoating » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:37 pm

Just picked up a DS1.

Everything appears complete except for the mainsheet block on the mid-boom.

There is a short section of t-track that the block should attach to.

Does anyone know a source or spec for the block that will attach to this t-track. The track is about 20mm wide. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a standard that the different manufactures adhere to.

I have been searching other posts and pictures on-line. I see other boats with the track, but can't find anything with enough details.

I guess the other option is to add boom bailer: https://www.drmarine.com/proddetail.asp?prod=DR312

Here is a picture of what my boom looks like:
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Here is a picture that GreenLake has posted:
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Here is a picture I found on-line to show the location that I am talking about:
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Re: Mainsheet mid-boom rigging

Postby igotit » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:48 pm

its gotta be a standard item,mine looks just about the same.unless the t tracks are original and no longer made....then id guess everyone just upgrades.ill keep an eye on this thread,im curious.....lol

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Re: Mainsheet mid-boom rigging

Postby NIBoating » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:38 pm

Thanks igotit (& Greenlake) for the picture. That helps to confirm this was original and gives a good idea what I am looking for.

I am liking the look of this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Spinnaker-Pole ... 3557662315

It says it is for 3/4". I measured closer to 13/16". I can't image that a 1960's boat had metric size hardware. That should be close enough where I can hit it with a hammer to make it fit...
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Re: Mainsheet mid-boom rigging

Postby GreenLake » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:02 am

Looks close. Price is right, and if no - go, simply offer again on E-bay.

Check out this site as well (and you might search for "T-track" to see if there are other sources).

https://www.rigrite.com/Spars/SparParts ... -Track.php
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