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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:15 pm 
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Hello. Being the poor medical student that I am, I am thinking of constructing my own pseudo aussie style 3:1 jib system. How much load will the blocks see? I am thinking of using the following blocks and attaching them to my pigtail and jib respectively.

Harken 127: Breaking strength 2000lbs, SWL 600lbs
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Harken 169: Breaking strength 2000lbs, SWL 300lbs
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What do you think? Thanks for your help!

Jeffrey


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:11 am 
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I went with Harken 341 & 342 29mm Carbo blocks. Love it.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:20 am 
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Do you happen to know of an online store that has sub retail prices on those blocks? Thanks for your help!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:30 am 
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http://www.pyacht.net is where I got mine, couldn't find them any cheaper than here. 341 - $15.10, 342 - $23.80

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:55 am 
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I ended up going with what Harken told me is the stock Hobie 16 setup:

Harken 2655 ($21.00 at marine.com)
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and Harken 2637 ($18 also at marine.com)
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This should be better than my 1985 stock system. Thanks again for your help.


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