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Re: FJ in need of blocks, newbie at helm. Help!
Blocks are cheap and easy to build yourself. Cut the cheeks out of scrap aluminium at $2 a pound, cut your sheaves out of cutting board material with a hole saw, file a groove in them and use a bolt for the pin, and you have a far better, stronger and more reliable block a than any billionare could buy. I once timed myself building a single block, using only hand tools. It took me 20 minutes ,less time than it takes to go buy one. It cost me under $2.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"