Playing with Blocks
- Ahoy, all--
I've been playing with blocks again--no not that kind! I've built a
number of blocks to rig my gaff-rigged catboat, Skat, that's currently
under construction. Most are brass-shelled blocks based on a drawing
in Edson I. Schock's _How_to_Build_Small_Boats_, but 2 are wooden
rope-stropped blocks of my own devising.
Photos are available here:
- --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, vectorges@a... wrote:
> What is the material for the sheaves??I used a sheet of 1/2" UV-resistant VHMW polyethylene. Not quite as
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
slick as UHMW polyethylene (aka "Poor Person's Teflon) but UV
resistant, which seems important on a boat. I'm sure they would have
been fine as is, but I also pressed in oil-impregnated bronze bushings
to turn on the pins.