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Old 08-31-2010
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I am not a fan of double or triple blocks on any sheet as I think they cause the line to twist and get quite squirrelly. I would use 'fiddle blocks' instead as the line seems to travel through them more smoothly without binding or twisting. They are also more expensive.
I like the idea of the extra means to let the main out with another lower powered block and tackle though. Thanks for that Hartley18.
I'd save my money to upgrade to 'fiddle blocks' instead of 'double blocks' on my main sheet at 4:1 before I did anything else (if you haven't already).
This fiddle block would be undersized for your boat:|118|103371|311571|311611&id=129859
as would likely this double block:|118|103371|311570|311649&id=115792

I only use Defender to link the type of blocks because it is convenient and not because I have any affiliation with them and the pictures help describe the discussion.
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