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Old 20-10-2012, 14:01   #1
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Snatch Blocks for Para Anchor - size and source?

Hi I am looking for snatch blocks for a 9' para anchor for my 33' cutter (13,300 book displ / 16,000 loaded). The blocks will be used for the stem fitting and for a bridle in the style suggested by Lin and Larry Pardey. I think they rec 4' SS blocks. I am wondering if there is a suitable non marine source that anyone has used as we can't really justify an additional $400-500 for blocks. I can't imagine that is what Lin and Larry were suggesting either.

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Re: Snatch Blocks for Para Anchor - size and source?

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Hi I am looking for snatch blocks for a 9' para anchor for my 33' cutter (13,300 book displ / 16,000 loaded). The blocks will be used for the stem fitting and for a bridle in the style suggested by Lin and Larry Pardey. I think they rec 4' SS blocks. I am wondering if there is a suitable non marine source that anyone has used as we can't really justify an additional $400-500 for blocks. I can't imagine that is what Lin and Larry were suggesting either.

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The current best option is to use a 28mm Antal Low Friction Rings - strong and simple and only about $30.

If remember correctly L&L were given their snatch block.
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Old 20-10-2012, 16:46   #3
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Re: Snatch Blocks for Para Anchor - size and source?

Thanks. Looks like a great solution.
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Re: Snatch Blocks for Para Anchor - size and source?

Garhuer has some very reasonably priced large snaychblocks.
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