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Dave Bevan

@waveney wrote:

From what I can see it is a rolled piece of lead and I would have imagined that it is qute difficult to bang this through the sheaves without bending it

I very much doubt it is lead, it will be a roll, or spring pin. You should be able to drive it out as Colin describes – just make sure the mast heel is firmly supported on a block of wood or similar that will absorb any shock from your tapping, and make sure the drift you use to drive out the pin is just slightly smaller than the hole. You shouldn’t need to remove it completely, just far enough to release the sheeves.