I want to replace the block on the mast for the jib halyard

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I want to replace the block on the mast for the jib halyard

Postby zeroready » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:02 pm

But the eye to which it's attached is riveted to the mast, not screwed in. I don't want to mess with rivets. So I would have to cut the old block free of the eye and the new block would need a shackle that comes apart to go through the eye. Would I run into problems if the block swivels? I can't find a fixed block on a shackle.
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Re: I want to replace the block on the mast for the jib haly

Postby GreenLake » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:52 pm

Rivets are not all that bad, easy to replace with a good tool.

However, don't worry about a swivel. It's fine for that application. It will just rotate to where it needs to and done.
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Re: I want to replace the block on the mast for the jib haly

Postby zeroready » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:53 pm

Great thanks as always!
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Re: I want to replace the block on the mast for the jib haly

Postby GreenLake » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:13 pm

Here's one w/o a swivel. 1" diameter is a bit on the small end, but perhaps OK for a halyard. Up to 5/16" which is overkill - you can go down to ~1/8 with modern rope for halyards.
Block: https://www.fisheriessupply.com/garhaue ... le-15-13us
(Not sure about orientation it would end up in; might be one where pull isn't in-line with the sheave - however, you could use a shackle with a 90 degree twist).
Twisted shackle: https://www.fisheriessupply.com/sea-dog ... -ss-140174
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