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Old Jul 27, 2008, 01:25 PM
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Sanibel Problem

I am new to sailing got a Sanibel and on my fouth outing the metal control line snapped! I barely managed to bring it back in without going for a swim.

I was just starting to get into it... a lot of fun once you learn the right moves but looking it over it seems a repair is a dubious proposition because the hull is sealed and there looks to be no way to thread a new wire through it. Also this specific part is not listed anywhere as a replacement.

I searched but did not find anything here regarding the issue. I have yet to recieve a reply from Horizon.

I already purchased a Nirvana II but dont wan't to give up on something that cost me $300.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 05:22 PM
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Not clear what component you are talking about here: are you talking about the pushrod that moves the rudder, the shroud lines that anchor the mast to the deck of the boat, or the sheets (lines) that let the sails in and out?

Any and all of these should be repairable with little fuss. If you can describe in detail or post a picture, we can talk you thru an inexpensive fix and get you back on the water.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 07:02 PM
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Not clear what component you are talking about here: are you talking about the pushrod that moves the rudder, the shroud lines that anchor the mast to the deck of the boat, or the sheets (lines) that let the sails in and out?

Any and all of these should be repairable with little fuss. If you can describe in detail or post a picture, we can talk you thru an inexpensive fix and get you back on the water.
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OK so there is the winch inside the hull- around the winch is a metal wire. This wire runs the lenth of the boat and the red rigging lines are clamped onto it so when the wire moves back & forth it lets the sails in and out. The metal wire snapped. I guess I dont need a special part it's just a wire but like I said I don't know how one would thread it back through the holes (pictured)- also there are some kind of special clamps which attatch the sail booms to the this wire... this is actually the place where the wire snapped.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 10:26 PM
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Do a search for Sanibel there is a lot of help.

I replaced the steel wire that goes the length of the sanibel .I bought nylon coated stringer line from Wallmart's fishing isle.

Used bailing wire to fish the line threw the sailboat cockpit.

Read all of this thread.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_36...tm.htm#3631431
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 10:42 PM
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you're right I must have searched before in a subforum. I did a general Google search and found nothing
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Do a search for Sanibel there is a lot of help.

I replaced the steel wire that goes the length of the sanibel .I bought nylon coated stringer line from Wallmart's fishing isle.

Used bailing wire to fish the line threw the sailboat cockpit.

Read all of this thread.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_36...tm.htm#3631431
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 10:50 PM
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Lol ok I know now I searched "Sanibel broken wire" came up with nothing. Lesson: simplify your search first THEN be more specific if too many results.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 10:58 PM
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Do a search for Sanibel there is a lot of help.

I replaced the steel wire that goes the length of the sanibel .I bought nylon coated stringer line from Wallmart's fishing isle.

Used bailing wire to fish the line threw the sailboat cockpit.

Read all of this thread.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_36...tm.htm#3631431
How did you anchor the new line into the winch drum?
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Old Jul 29, 2008, 12:12 AM
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I tied a knot and thin crimped it.
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Old Jul 29, 2008, 06:07 PM
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I tied a knot and thin crimped it.
Thanks for your help- and Miller Lite is my favorite beer BTW!

Just got my Nirvana II in, need to find a place to sail it without a Ranger giving me grief. I do like it already it looks easy to repair lol.
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Old Jul 29, 2008, 11:32 PM
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Mmmmmmmm Beer!!!
Miller Genuine Draft (MGD)
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