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04-18-2013 03:13 PM
Alex W
Re: Furling Line Hardware -- A New Option

You can also run these fairleads outside of the stanchions:
Spinlock WL fairlead

They are a lot less expensive and make sense for the stanchions where the line doesn't need to make an aggressive angle change.
04-18-2013 02:12 PM
Reefpoints
Re: Furling Line Hardware -- A New Option

Eye opening!
11-29-2011 11:33 AM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by jrd22 View Post
John- I've been wanting to install the Harken blocks since first reading this thread but didn't get around to pulling the trigger until now. Money well spent, they reduced the friction quite a bit and the genoa is much easier to furl now. I already had a swivel block mounted at the bow and a ratcheting block at the cockpit but I had the line running through welded eyes at the base of the stanchions and there must have been a lot of friction. I'll probably still need the winch in high winds to furl it but it seems to be a lot easier so far up to 20 knots.
Glad to hear that, jrd! I still have the older swivel and ratchet blocks at either end, too. I hope to upgrade them soon to the full Harken system, as I recently noticed a ball bearing missing from the forward swivel block.
11-26-2011 01:16 PM
jrd22 John- I've been wanting to install the Harken blocks since first reading this thread but didn't get around to pulling the trigger until now. Money well spent, they reduced the friction quite a bit and the genoa is much easier to furl now. I already had a swivel block mounted at the bow and a ratcheting block at the cockpit but I had the line running through welded eyes at the base of the stanchions and there must have been a lot of friction. I'll probably still need the winch in high winds to furl it but it seems to be a lot easier so far up to 20 knots.
11-26-2011 08:51 AM
H and E Looks like these would work and are not plastic.

http://garhauermarine.com/images/product/SB-3.jpg
Stanchion Blocks


SB-3 - Stainless Steel Blocks length: width:
weight: shackle:
One screw adjustment clamps on 1" stanchion.
09-21-2011 03:44 PM
wamcneil Those harken blocks are slick!
09-16-2011 09:13 PM
pbpg Great pictures and explanation! I wasn't aware of these at all.. thanks!
06-26-2011 07:52 PM
Greg4cocokai My 2 cents. I installed the garhauer blocks on our big boat 5 yrs and 24,000nms ago and they've been great. Garhauer also made custom lead block brackets to fit our 1-3/8" bow rails. Cheap!!!
06-17-2011 03:03 PM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by Liquorice View Post
Just to be different I've just installed these.
Line guides and padeyes | Colligo Marine
I think they're the cat's ass!
sam :-)
Those are interesting, I hadn't seen them previously.

They seem to be an outboard version of the standard stanchion mounted bullseye fairlead. One thing we've talked about, is the friction that these introduce when the line passes through them and bends around at an angle. Bullseyes seem to work best at keeping a straight line captive.

Give us some feedback as you get a chance to test them out. Thanks, and nice install, by the way.
06-07-2011 11:14 PM
Liquorice Just to be different I've just installed these.
Line guides and padeyes | Colligo Marine
I think they're the cat's ass!
sam :-)
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