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Old 13-11-2012, 16:19   #1
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Furling Lead/Block choices?

Hey everyone. Before I put my 28' Oday back in the water, I would like to replace the furling leads. I believe 4 should do it, and I saw one at the dock that actually had sheaves mounted facing the outside of the boat giving more walkabout room. He said he paid about $60 a piece for his, any brand choices/links would be appreciated! One of mine is currently broken, all are plastic (no sheaves) and really would like to replace them.

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Old 13-11-2012, 16:32   #2
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Re: Furling Lead/Block choices?

How much Did the chandlery have large glass doors

Try something like this:

http://www.jimmygreen.co.uk/products...ks---fairleads

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Re: Furling Lead/Block choices?

I recently replaced all five blocks on my Tartan 33 for about $100. They weren't Harken or Garhauers, but they will meet my needs for the next few years. Hang in there and troll through Craig's List, and any used boat spots by you. I haven't found too many deals on E-Bay, but hey look there too.

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Re: Furling Lead/Block choices?

You don't need anything with a sheave for that.

https://www.velasailingsupply.com/Sp..._p/spiwl-1.htm
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Re: Furling Lead/Block choices?

Aaron it sounds like you are describing the Harken 7403 leads. Lewmar and and Gurhaur make similar parts though.
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You don't need anything with a sheave for that.

https://www.velasailingsupply.com/Sp..._p/spiwl-1.htm
I was debating going with eyes, I should have asked the CF team first. But hey at the price I got...

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You don't need anything with a sheave for that.

https://www.velasailingsupply.com/Sp..._p/spiwl-1.htm
Yea I was debating those....can they lead the line on the outside of the Stanchion and still be effective?
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Yea I was debating those....can they lead the line on the outside of the Stanchion and still be effective?
Depends on your angles. I use them to lead the furling line for a gennaker on a 51' cat, so they are strong enough.
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Depends on your angles. I use them to lead the furling line for a gennaker on a 51' cat, so they are strong enough.
I am about to upgrade mine. I am thinking adding one or two where they make harder angles but leave the eyes where the line leads mostly straight through. Though I haven't settled on which brand. The outboard type looked interesting if I replace all of them.
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