Traveler leak

  • May 17, 2019 12:22 PM
    Message # 7347260

    I think we have a Shaffer traveler . It is leaking from I think the rubber end cap , I need to get it off and I can't figure it out (imagine that). Anyhow from underneath I was expecting to find a bolt hex head but there was nothing . Question , has anyone ever taken this part apart ?


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    Last modified: May 17, 2019 12:23 PM | Anonymous member
  • May 17, 2019 1:10 PM
    Reply # 7347347 on 7347260

    It’s just a straight stainless pin that is pushed down into the endstop.  If you grab the top of it with some vicegrips and pull up/twist it should come out.  It does not normally extend into the deck, it just goes into the track.

    Last modified: May 17, 2019 7:43 PM | Kevin Donahue
  • May 18, 2019 8:57 AM
    Reply # 7348318 on 7347260

    Thanks Kevin , then it must be the screw next to it . It looks like it had been leaking for a while , the  plywood in the over head had been soaking it up and was starting to delaminate . It's on the quarter berth side so there is a piece of teak covering up the area where the screws are . All I have to do is fix the leak , put a little epoxy on the delam area and I'm done .

    When we first got the boat , it had been leaking in the V berth and the head liner was ruined . That was a bit of a project , good thing I was a lot younger .


    Last modified: May 18, 2019 8:58 AM | Anonymous member
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