"underwater" blocks for daggerboard system

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by vronp, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. vronp
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    vronp David Vrona

    Hi All,

    I have my Shuttleworth Advantage 44 out of the water for some work and I'm looking to improve the system for raising and lowering the daggerboards.

    Specifically, there is a line block on each side that is trashed. The marine growth busted out the Delrin (?) sheave on each block. I have to go back and check but I believe these blocks are under water. If not, they are close.

    Anyway, I am wondering about what to use in place of these blocks. I was thinking about a machined Delrin (or other material) stationary block in place of the conventional blocks.

    Can anyone give me any ideas regarding this? Any and all thoughts are welcome.

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