Thanks; Those seem really nice, couple of hundred per block based on some other vendors who show the prices for the same. Like so many things, looks like you get either a POS f/ a few bucks or the real deal for hundreds. Had no idea about blocks until now. Anyone here ever break the cheap 3 over 3's lifting a few hundred pounds? Was planning to spend maybe up to $150, but it's looking like all or nothing.
Try calling Rose's Marine in Gloucester or New England Marine & Industrial or Hamilton Marine, all good outfits to deal with. No commercial supply outfits your way ??? Know a lineman who works for the power & light co ?? they use them
Thanks guys, but evne that "large" version on Amazon is basically the same cheap rig I've already got best I can tell. 4000 pounds w/ cheap 3/8 three strand rope. Seems quite a stretch, no pun intended. When you read the reviews, that product doesn't look so good. I might be spending $300 or $400 on wood shell blocks when I all is said and done. Or maybe I'll just get 100' of better 3/8 rope and hope the pulleys I have don't seize up or break if I put it to the test someday. Again, I appreciate everyone's input so far. We've got a hell of a good group here.
3/8 rope in a 3 over 3 block and tackle will be plenty for four or five hundred. Each section of rope will only have on sixth of the total weight on it. 3/8 pot warp type rope can handle several hundred pounds on it's own. Try Alariobros. on EBay they have good galvanized ones at a good price. ( can't do a link from my phone). 4 inch galvanized triple for $48 each.