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buckle.roger



Joined: 07 Jun 2008
Posts: 73
Location: spain,benissa/alicante

chafing on mainsail reefing lines   Posted: Mon 03 Nov 08, 17:04    Reply with quote

Hi all
The main reefing lines come up and out of the mast into a fixed block and on through the sail.
My problem is the line is chafing badly were it comes out of the fixed block as the run of the line is not good and the reefing line rubs heavely on the outer edge of the fixed block stainless mounting,

The fixed block appears to be in the wrong place to me, surely not.

I can see no fix to this either?

roger
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Thomas Leitgeb



Joined: 01 Jan 2008
Posts: 1
Location: Austria, Vienna

solution for mainsail reefing   Posted: Sat 17 Jan 09, 17:18    Reply with quote

I had the same problem and I heard also from other sailors about this. But there is a very good solution that I have seen on a DF920 from Germany. Therefore you have to dismount the Aluminiumpart and than you have to cut some of the ribīs. I can sent you a foto of the finished part. Since that I never hade a problem and it works perfect. For contact: Thomas.leitgeb@sailact.eu
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Bo Wetzel
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Joined: 01 Jan 1970
Posts: 148
Location: UK, Penzance & France, Flayosc

Ref: Photo   Posted: Sun 18 Jan 09, 18:02    Reply with quote

Please Thomas send it to me and I'll put it on the forum for all to see.

Bo
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sjschweitzer815



Joined: 10 Nov 2010
Posts: 20
Location: USA, Racine, WI

Reeling line blocks   Posted: Mon 29 May 17, 23:02    Reply with quote

I have a DF920 with 17year old reeling line blocks. Can anyone recommend a block size (working load) rating I should be looking for? I am using 9mm line.
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gminkovsky



Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 187
Location: USA, Long Island Sound

   Posted: Tue 30 May 17, 20:01    Reply with quote

I use 72mm lewmar synchro blocks with SWL ~2400 lbs (1100 kg) for all high load lines (preventer, reef, etc). My original Fredrickson blocks were replaced (under warranty) by 72mm ronstan with similar load.

The only high-load block that I have is for the main halyard. I really like Lewmar. They are cheap, well made, and available everywhere.
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