Mainsheet track - how do bend?

Talulah

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One of the stops that fit onto the mainsheet track and prevents the traveller from moving has broken.
I bought a replacement pair but what should have been a 10 minute job isn't. They don't fit. The 'I' section of the track is not the same for the old stopper as the new stopper. Rats.
Now I could try machining the stoppers to get them to fit but I don't have the facilities.
Another option is to replace the track.
The track is curved to fit the back edge of the cockpit.
How or where would I get the track bent to match the existing?
Many thanks in advance.
 

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When you buy the track (even from on-line suppliers) you are usually asked what bend you need in the track so you shouldn't have a problem.

The couriers then add their own little twist (or bend) to the finished product........
 

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i'd get the stoppers machined, replace the track and the bolts won't come out, holes in the wrong place, the ends now in a slightly different place so it looks naff, etc. . . . oh and the traveller might not fit / run so well, you'll only find that out in a blow when it's all fixed and done :-((
 
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