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Hey guys/gals i have recently replaced most of my running rigging on a 30 year old boat to have about 15 year old blocks I replaced them with some nice ronstan 876 and 856 blocks but I need new snatch blocks and I cannot seem to find ones that I need for my boat I want to stay with ronstan but I am not sure which ones to go with my other ones keep falling apart on me and its a major inconvenience when sailing. I am also getting ready to pull the mast to put in a gps antenna and my vhf whip as well as 360 anchor light and masthead/deck light. So i need to figure which brand of gear and what gear I want/need to go with. Any info would be great.
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Why not consider going with Garhauer on the snatch blocks. Their snatch blocks are pretty well constructed.

Go with LED lighting if you can afford something like the Aquasignal Series 32 LED fixtures, at least for the anchor light. Get a Metz 3' 3dB stainless steel whip antenna for the VHF.

DON'T MOUNT THE GPS ANTENNA UP AT THE MASTHEAD. It should be mounted at the cabintop level or thereabouts. If you mount it at the masttop, you'll get some serious errors when the mast moves as the boat rolls and such...

For the steaming and deck light, I like the Hella combination unit.



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Hey guys/gals i have recently replaced most of my running rigging on a 30 year old boat to have about 15 year old blocks I replaced them with some nice ronstan 876 and 856 blocks but I need new snatch blocks and I cannot seem to find ones that I need for my boat I want to stay with ronstan but I am not sure which ones to go with my other ones keep falling apart on me and its a major inconvenience when sailing. I am also getting ready to pull the mast to put in a gps antenna and my vhf whip as well as 360 anchor light and masthead/deck light. So i need to figure which brand of gear and what gear I want/need to go with. Any info would be great.
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Thanks dog I had no idea about the gps but it makes good since and mounting it on the cabin top will make it a good bit easier. I will look into the snatch blocks Im just not super familiar with many brands where I work we typically only use ronstan and harken because we have a deal with them however I do not get discounts. I had a post about lighting so it seems aquagaurd is the way to go. Wel while I have the mast down which is rather large for a 27 what else should I do? I am thinking of having it re anodized but not sure what else would be things to do.
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Garhauer stuff is great - very well made with excellent prices. A little on the heavy side but I can live with that.
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Yeah im just a cruiser and my current blocks weigh a ton so these cant be that bad haha
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