Be interesting to see that photo.
Used the #80550005's. Replaced three. The top two holes matched. Have a Whitney punch and used it to make the bottom two holes. Fairly clean install.
Feeling more like a ship builder than a sailor right now! But that's alright too.
Maintenance on these boats is kind of like hours of service on an airplane or race car. Ha! So many hours of use requires so many hours of service and tune-ups.
My latest stumps-the-chump problem is traveler tripping...
Traveler is controlled by this:
While cruising along and adjusting the mainsheet, the line through the swivel cleat gets released by mistake. Sheet in, trip the traveler, sail flies out. Sheet in again, trip the traveler, sail flies out. Sheet out a little, trip the traveler, sail flies out...
Going upwind sounds like this: Wheeeeeee, snap (cam cleat sound, traveler line goes out), whap (sail flying out), "DARN"; wheeeeeeeeeee, snap, whap, "DARN"; wheeeeee, snap, whap, "%$#^"
At first, put the traveler on a separate line. Then tied the line together with double fisherman's bend. Lubbed the swivel since it was getting stiff (this swivel is not ball bearing, uses washer between plates). Finally have taken the thing apart and found a replacement cam cleat, hoping the edges on the jaws are just worn. We'll see.
edit: doh, hour or two after posting this I realized that I have not washed my ropes since last year... Smart, real smart
weeks later edit: well, washing the lines helped the mainsheet, but not the traveler line. Switched to harder nylon line and left it off the Wave's mainsheet...