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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:33 pm 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sailboat-6-1-Ha ... 98&vxp=mtr

My Seaways broke and this is all I am coming up with for a upgrade/replacement. Should work right?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:43 pm 
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That'll do it. Assuming you have a decent mainsheet. I bought a used harken system like this and didn't notice much of a difference until I upgraded to a new 5/16" line. My original 1/8" mainsheet was too fuzzy to run through it well.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:25 pm 
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1/8 mainsheet?????


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:37 pm 
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I got my fractions confused. 3/8".

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:51 pm 
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These would work.

http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/boa/3683136368.html

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:43 am 
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Nevek wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sailboat-6-1-Harken-Mainsheet-Setup-Hobie-Prindle-Nacra-/150991574936?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item2327cc9798&vxp=mtr

My Seaways broke and this is all I am coming up with for a upgrade/replacement. Should work right?


Take a look at Nautos USA. You can buy a brand new 6:1 triple stack with 2000+ pound breaking strength for a song. I bought this setup for my Hobie 18 last spring and it works wonderfully (I've since upgraded mine to 7:1 by adding a Harken single stand-up block to the eye strap)....
Part #92733 Triple Swivel w/becket - $116
Part #92230 Triple Boom block - $52


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:33 pm 
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I've been wondering about those Nautos blocks, so far so good huh? What kind of miles do you have on them? Many times? Heavy stuff? Just curious

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:22 am 
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Harken equipment is the real standard in sailing I have never been one to cut corners in a surf boat


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:54 am 
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cezo823 wrote:
I've been wondering about those Nautos blocks, so far so good huh? What kind of miles do you have on them? Many times? Heavy stuff? Just curious


There is very little difference between the Nautos blocks I purchased and the Harkens they replaced. They have the same listed breaking strength as Harken's equivalent and come with a five year warranty. I have no affiliation with Nautos but figured I would share my excellent experience with fellow cat sailors. I sail quite a bit and trust me, the typical sailor couldn't tell the difference. In my humble opinion, unless you're an elite "Tybee 500"/"Great Texas 300"-type, you'd be crazy not to consider them. I ordered my blocks on their website via PayPal and they arrived in my mailbox from Florida three or four days later.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:13 am 
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I also bought Nautos blocks last year, direct from the Nautos USA web site. I first spoke with the Nautos dealer in St.Pete. He was very helpful. They work just fine and appear to be very rugged and best of all... cheaper. I realize time will be the real test.

These are the blocks I bought:
1) 92633 TRIPLE BLOCK SWIVEL BALL BEARING RATCHET BLOCK W/BECKET ALUMINUM SHEAVE
http://www.nautos-usa.com/catalogo_02.p ... M%20SHEAVE

2) 92230, TRIPLE SWIVEL
http://www.nautos-usa.com/catalogo_02.p ... E%20SWIVEL


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