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What would be the modern equivalent of this block?

On this Schock 25 sailboat are several pieces of "Tuphblox" rigging.

Pictured are a couple of photos of a Tuphblox block used to route traveler lines to a cam cleat.

What would be the modern equivalent of what is pictured here?

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Re: What would be the modern equivalent of this block?

It's called a Cheek Block

This is the modern high tech equivalent

https://www.harken.com/productdetail.aspx?sku=350

But you dont need anything that fancy. Every hardware company makes something similar.

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Re: What would be the modern equivalent of this block?

Looks like a cheek block. Lots of manufacturers make them.
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Re: What would be the modern equivalent of this block?

I've got that exact one... but I don't know how/where to mount it on this boat.

Do you have a pic of the cheek block doing what I need this one to be doing?
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Re: What would be the modern equivalent of this block?

You need to remove the block that is there and replace it with the new one. Leave the angled mounting piece on the deck to mount it on.
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Re: What would be the modern equivalent of this block?

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I've got that exact one... but I don't know how/where to mount it on this boat.



Do you have a pic of the cheek block doing what I need this one to be doing?
I assume it is a traveler control line? It is a bit odd because I don't see where the line connects to the traveler car, and I don't see any sign of a purchase. It is not clear why it is mounted on the wedge either.

Maybe if you showed us how it was rigged originally it would help.

It may very well be that there is a better way to do it rather than just trying to replicate the old way.

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Re: What would be the modern equivalent of this block?

looks like a "turning block" for the head sail sheet. As others have mentioned they are called cheek blocks.

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I assume it is a traveler control line? It is a bit odd because I don't see where the line connects to the traveler car, and I don't see any sign of a purchase. It is not clear why it is mounted on the wedge either.

Maybe if you showed us how it was rigged originally it would help.

It may very well be that there is a better way to do it rather than just trying to replicate the old way.

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Yes, it is the traveler control line. A previous owner tied the control lines to the pad eye on top of the car. That may be part of the problem because the lines from the pad eye enter the cheek block at a poor angle and the line binds at that point. Maybe a part is missing that allows for a better way to connect the control lines to the traveler??
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Re: What would be the modern equivalent of this block?

The setup is similar on my boat. If you want to modernize this might do it.

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Re: What would be the modern equivalent of this block?

The traveller support and the blocks appear to be okay structurally. I would remove and refinish all the pieces; the results would be impressive.
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