In response to a previous post about doing the seaway 5:1 low profile conversion ala Roy Tally @
http://www.thebeachcats.com/OnTheWire/w ... /tip57.htm
I am currently in the process of performing this conversion and it has gone pretty well. I would recommend maybe using a slightly smaller bit than the 3/8th" recommended because if you're not extremely careful, you can round out the holes in the metal side plates without even completely drilling out the stainless pins. Drilling these are a real biatch too so a harder bit might help.
Other than that, it has been pretty good.
I wonder if I could get an extra stock seaway 2.25" block so I could do full 6:1 from older hardware instead of just a 5:1 without spending a bunch of cash. I found a couple complete sets online but I am really just interested in one single block in decent condition. I will be rebuilding it anyway. I bet someone has one they would part with for peanuts.
Thanks and let me know your stories about this conversion,
I have also seen some other takes on it at http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewt ... df673a0e0a