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post #5 of Old 03-18-2009
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Originally Posted by night0wl View Post
Wouldn't have thought about that trick, thats just great! I do have a Windlass, but I leave my anchor chain on it most of the time. What type/strength of block are they using for this purpose?
They are using a fair sized snatch block, perhaps from their spinniker tack, but this would not be a high load application. From a SWL perspective a tiny 30mm control block would do, but since you'll want a fair sized line for hand and windlass grip, a bigger block would be needed just to accomodate the line.

You'd only be putting at most a couple of hundred pounds on this setup and those toy looking control blocks have breaking strengths approaching 1000 lbs.

Good Luck!

I got word on my dingy that they found and fixed a leak but there is evidence my floor is coming out. I'll drop the bucks for the patch which they said should be me through this season, but it looks like I'll be shopping for a new dingy.

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