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Ralph and Sandra Weiland

Have just bought Dream Weaver (now Bloodhound, ya I know the tales of bad luck so all records of the original name have been removed from the boat) and expect to bend on sails in a week or so. The main has what looks like an older Dutchman type flaking system with the flaking line running alternately through grommets and rings hung on the topping lift. Between each grommet here is about a 1" ball attached to the flaking line with a set screw, I believe intended to limit the length of flaking line associated with each ring attachment. Age and sun have caused the balls to start going brittle. Two questions: (1) Anyone know where replacement balls can be found and (2) Is this truly a Dutchman or is it something else?
Cheers, Ralph

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