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mgav451
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June 26, 2020 - 5:23 pm
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I think my old wood block with bronze sheaves May be original but the woods starting to go..what I have is a single block to a double block hanging on the boom, then to a single block with a becket. The blocks on deck are on twist shackles. I’m going to replace them I was looking at garhauer blocks. I was wondering if anyone has went with stand up blocks and eliminated the twist shackles? Seems like it would work a little better, however the twist shackles have worked fine aswell.

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mgav451 said
I think my old wood block with bronze sheaves May be original but the woods starting to go..what I have is a single block to a double block hanging on the boom, then to a single block with a becket. The blocks on deck are on twist shackles. I’m going to replace them I was looking at garhauer blocks. I was wondering if anyone has went with stand up blocks and eliminated the twist shackles? Seems like it would work a little better, however the twist shackles have worked fine aswell.  

Garhauer rock.. we used them for pretty much everything as we upgraded blocks and tackle on ours.

good pricing and stout nice equipment

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I orderd some harken seemed like junk crap to me...was on a boat he had all garhauer I liked them seemed very well built al ss and with ball bearings...did you use stand up blocks for the staysail?

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I don't think so.. didn't even think of it at the time as the old ones were not.. I don't think it was ever and issue that I can recall. I can see the utility in them though. Most of the time those blocks are under tension so they stand anyway.

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