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Traveler pully replacement

Jul 6, 2010
Catalina 30 Bainbridge Island, WA
I have an 86 Catalina 30 and the two pulleys on each side need replacing. They are held in place with rivets instead of screws.
Do I have to drill out the rivets or are there screws at the bottom?
Thanks in advance, Tom
Dec 11, 2004
Catalina 30 easy living
when i got my garhauer traveler they also gave me a deal on a new mainsheet. they both made wonderful differences.
Oct 22, 2014
CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
They are likely rivets. Drilling them out will let you remove the sheave. But this may be a false savings and finding replacements may be difficult.
What you are describing is a "block". More specifically a "cheek turning block".
You can find replacements for turning blocks
But you may find that the design of the present traveler is more the issue than a single block.
That is why @LeslieTroyer and @mortyd suggest the Garhauer traveler (https://garhauermarine.com/catalog_process.cfm?cid=34).
Better design and better materials used.

Great question, only like so many the path to solution is often a deep rabbit hole with a boat.
Good luck.