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Old 24-07-2020, 17:54   #16
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Re: Snatch Block for Jib Sheets

Ours attach to the rail as we have no track on the 33' . We have used other various quick releases. Sometimes without a pull when concerned of accidental trip. On those we used a marlin spike to trip the release.

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Re: Snatch Block for Jib Sheets

https://www.garhauermarine.com/track...-40-40-sb.html
I think this may be what you seek.
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Snatch block are weak and dont stand up

Purchase a normal, high resistance. non stand up block Then hang it from the lifelines
I've been using high quality snatch blocks for over 35 years and never had a failure. I keep 4 onboard and use them for a variety of uses.
If reaching I use them on the toe rail in place of track mounts.
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It does, but means Id have to downsize line to 1/2
its a lot cheaper, but requires new line.
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Re: Snatch Block for Jib Sheets

In all honesty as I’m no racer type and the mod looks as if it’s going to cost $400, it’s unlikely I will pursue this, just from a cost / benefits decision.
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Re: Snatch Block for Jib Sheets

Did more than 10,000 miles with investment cast SS cars and Merriman midsize snatch blocks on a 20,000# plus boat. Never once had a problem with the setup. Slatting in the doldrums created a lot of racket but the rubber coated blocks survived without a problem. If you can't live with some occasional noise, most snatch blocks have a becket at the top to hang them from a lifeline or whatever to keep them from hitting the deck.

Some cars don't fit all tracks. Garhauer line control cars didn't slide well on on my old SS track because it was too thick. Don't know if that's a problem with other tracks. Borrow a micrometer and measure the thickness of your tracks. Give Garhauer a call with the measurement and they'll tell you if their stock cars will fit or will machine cars to fit the track thickness. Have also had a problem with width fitting metric cars to a US aluminum track. The cars had plastic bearing material and a little massaging with a hack saw opened them up enough to work just fine.
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Re: Snatch Block for Jib Sheets

My solution to this problem is to put a snatch block on the jib sheet forward of the block on the deck, then lead a line from the snatch block to another deck block all the way forward on the track; that line leads to the cockpit, allowing "infinite" adjustment of the lead.
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