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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:39 pm 
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I have a 1979 hobie 16 with the old jib traveler cars that include the cam cleat right on them. My faithful crew was having trouble unjamming them, and I've learnt that there is a newer, better design. Is it easy enough to upgrade? ie, can the new jib sheet car go in the old track, and can I just rivet or screw on the swivel cleat base pad?

Here are the old and new systems, respectively, snarfed from ebay photos:
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Is there a simpler/cheaper alternative? Is anyone shipping these to Canada?

I should also note, that my current jib sheet cars are not staying in place when travelled out.

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Alejandro


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:33 am 
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Not worth trying to do cheaper and simpler, you will still end up with issues if you don't do it right. I changed mine a few years back and went with the low profile Harken cars and never regretted it once - way way way better than original system. Go for the change and bank the happiness gained not the cash saved! :D

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:19 am 
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Go with the low profile harken or ronstan they go right on the track.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:24 pm 
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drummer63 wrote:
Not worth trying to do cheaper and simpler, you will still end up with issues if you don't do it right. I changed mine a few years back and went with the low profile Harken cars and never regretted it once - way way way better than original system. Go for the change and bank the happiness gained not the cash saved! :D


Thank you for your reply.
Can you link a product page or give a part number?


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:12 pm 
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I scored a set of these off ebay. http://www.murrays.com/mm5/merchant.mvc ... re_Code=MS

That pic on the right is a remote traveler setup...thats on my to do list.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 5:32 am 
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driggers wrote:
drummer63 wrote:
Not worth trying to do cheaper and simpler, you will still end up with issues if you don't do it right. I changed mine a few years back and went with the low profile Harken cars and never regretted it once - way way way better than original system. Go for the change and bank the happiness gained not the cash saved! :D


Thank you for your reply.
Can you link a product page or give a part number?


Murrays low profile cleat - http://www.murrays.com/mm5/merchant.mvc ... re_Code=MS

Traveler system and Jib Cleat system m(best value if you are gonna do it anyway)- http://www.murrays.com/mm5/merchant.mvc ... gory_Code=

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:17 pm 
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Alejandro- are your travelers fried? I'm looking for a starboard replacement- one of my cams popped off and sank into the drink last fall and I've been searching for a replacement since...


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