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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:17 pm 
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srm wrote:
BrianCT wrote:
how did you go about compressing the spring on your 7:1 standup block? The flippin' thing is giving me fits!!! I'm having a super-hard time getting the eye strap through.


Compress the spring with a pair of zip ties, one across from the other. Then assemble the block and cut the zip ties when you're done.

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Brilliant!! Very much appreciated, SM


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Hi, beautiful boat... you'll have the rock star retro built like a tank, cadillac cruising boat well into the year 2045!

But my main questions are:
- What size stand-up boot are you using on the jib blocks? (harken small?)
- Do you have a spring under the boot?

Thx,
Robert.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:37 pm 
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No spring, believe they are the small boots. I need to add a spacer or a spring though, not quite stiff enough for my liking.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:24 am 
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centralmichigansailor wrote:
thundley wrote:
Where did you find the rivit backing washers you used for the tramp tracks?


I couldn't find anything commercially available that was suitably curved either so I made a die and punched them out myself.


Now that your boat is all assembled, any chance you'd be willing to part with the die you used to make the tramp track rivet backing washers?

Thanks,
Steve

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