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Old 27-05-2013, 18:09   #1
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Dingy lifting block Twist...why?

Looking for some knowledge or ideas. I have a nice set of Davits on the boat but when lifting the dingy the lower block (can swivel) twists tight make hoisting difficult. I have double braid line on the blocks. What can I do, change the line to...

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Old 27-05-2013, 18:45   #2
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Re: Dingy lifting block Twist...why?

Make sure the line is threaded through the blocks properly. Mine did the same until I rethreaded it properly and now it works sweet.
Go to Google images to see the different pulley setups and follow them.
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Old 27-05-2013, 18:52   #3
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Re: Dingy lifting block Twist...why?

Particularly if triple blocks, google proper reaving.

Remove swivles. The shakles should give enough movement.
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Old 27-05-2013, 21:00   #4
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All good tips above. Also crummy cheap double braid can cause this. If the above fails try some higher tech line, of a smaller diameter, like a polyester jacketed dyneema or polypropylene double braid...Runs thru blocks 6000% better than Sta-Set stuff.
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