Which mainsheet blocks for the boom? Advice please

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Which mainsheet blocks for the boom? Advice please

Postby andyrice » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:13 pm

I've misplaced my two mainsheet boom blocks.

Have I got the right ones listed here?

Harken 2651 40mm Carbo Ti-Lite

Please let me know if that's what I should be ordering.

And any alternatives that people use?

Cheers

Andy

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Re: Which mainsheet blocks for the boom? Advice please

Postby paul manning » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:06 pm

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Yes, that's the ones!
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Re: Which mainsheet blocks for the boom? Advice please

Postby John Evans » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:06 am

I have been using the Ronstan Orbit blocks, which do not have the problem of the rope lashing putting a side force on the entry into the Harken block body.

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Re: Which mainsheet blocks for the boom? Advice please

Postby Oli » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:45 am

Be carefull with the Orbit blocks - I had them all over my 300, and two came detached from the boom on the sea last year. Turns out the clips both either broke or slipped off, but once they were gone there was nothing to reattach and it was a long drift in.

In fairness, Ronstan replaced the clips FOC and I had a good chat with them about why it happened - I think it was because I spliced them to the boom, and the fatter part of the spliced section moved through the clip just undoing it. Solution was to secure the fatter part of the splice to the eye on the boom to stop it slipping through to the block.

In fairness though, they look pretty cool, which if we're honest, is all that matters!

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Re: Which mainsheet blocks for the boom? Advice please

Postby paul manning » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:33 pm

Harken have actually re-designed their tie on blocks due to the continued problem they were getting with customers tying them on incorrectly...
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Re: Which mainsheet blocks for the boom? Advice please

Postby Rick » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:21 am

Harken are the way to go ... I have never had a problem; people just don't tie them on correctly
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