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 Post subject: 16 Blocks on 14?
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 11:47 am 
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Location: Southern California
Hi All,
This is a great, informative little spot-thanks from a new owner of a pretty OLD H14! Here is today's question, one of thousands :? I broke the ratchet block 2nd time out on this boat (it's a brown fiberglass collector's item!) Picked up some used H16 blocks but they have 2 boom blocks instead of one. Is there any reason why I can't add another block hanger (bail?) on my H14 boom and use this mainsheet system on my boat? (Besides the fact that I don't know how to rivet a new bail on the boom?) Thanks for any input!


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 4:29 pm 
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I have modified my 14 to have two fittings to attach the boom blocks. It works just great. I put the new one about six inches futher out. Have used it over 20 years.

Geoff.


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 7:39 pm 
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Thanks so much for your reply, I'm wondering if anyone else out there has input on this (before I destroy my boom). Particularly on the placement of the new bail on the boom I read somewhere on this forum that there is concern over pulling the sail one way or the other? Or something? Can I also assume that if I sell this boat the new system will be yet another reason an ambitious buyer could NOT ever race it? Thanks alot everyone! :)


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