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    Posted: 08 Apr 19 at 7:18pm
Hi all 
I've been given a unused Holt Main sheet swivel ( part number HA-4266 ) which I want to use on my old National Solo (1972) as the old (and probably) original is pretty much worn out and wobbly....

So I ask 'does it matter that my 'new' block is missing the small internal swivel stops and would rotate 360' ?

I've asked a fellow solo sailor and others down t' club...
... and we are not to sure, by the way, offering up the new part shows me that there is no issues with obstruction with the traveller car or anything else .

Thanks to anyone in advance for taking the time to answer.
Trev

ps I've looked to buy the missing parts online  and it doesnt look like they are available.


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I would say it will be fine, it will only pivot when you pull the fall and as you don't ever go in front of the traveller you'll never pull it in that direction.
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Depends on you really. If you never let go of the mainsheet, always keep it taut and never capsize then you'll probably not even notice. But if you drop the sheet or capsize, and the sheet winds round the tower a time or three it can vary from mildly irritating to damn dangerous. Ought not to be beyond the wit of man to organise some sort of stop if you don't mind it being limited to about 270 degrees.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote trev55555 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 19 at 7:34pm
Thanks for your thoughts chaps/chapettes ?..... anymore for anymore ?
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The tower on the Spice only rotates around 200 and it's bloody annoying in the light......
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If your "old and wobbly" mainsheet swivel is a Harken, you can buy replacement ball bearings and recondition it fairly cheaply.
Do check the fixings to the centreboard cap. My Solo had the standard 4 wood screws - these protrude below the mount and seem inelegant and difficult to tighten once the wood has suffered.
I replaced the screws with s/s bolts, washers and unlock nuts.
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Cheers Col', nope not a Harken, tis so old it got no BB's.

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We here at Allen still have some old A4266's in stock complete with the stops.
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Hi Trev, 

If you get in touch with us at Sales@allenbrothers.co.uk 

We will be able to help you source the correct parts for your mainsheet swivel. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Apr 19 at 3:33pm
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

The tower on the Spice only rotates around 200 and it's bloody annoying in the light......

I would have said there were a few other things that cause annoyance when sailing a Spice in light winds than the main jammer not rotating.  LOL
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