Sailability Forum UK: New mail reply

A new private message reply from Simon Whiteley.

Mostly I have left the blocks as they are. As the blocks are riveted in place, sometimes with stainless steel rivets, it isn’t easy to change the blocks. Cutting off the old ones means using a shackle and swivel block, adding to the cost.

Newer boats I think use the Holt Allen microblocks.

Original message by Spike Spencer

stiff steering

Hi Simon
When you improved the steering lines, which ball-bearing blocks did you chose ?
I’m looking at the Holt Allen HT2020 ones but always open to suggestions