Block and Tackle

petrel

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Looking for a good source for a heavy duty block and tackle w/ 100 feet of line; google doesn't turn up much. Thanks.
 

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Thanks mojo, but that looks like the little one w/ 50' of line that I've already got one of; looking for something more heavy duty, and haven't turned much up aside from ebay.
 

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How much of a load are you lifting. What advantage are you looking for x6? Rope Dia etc. Your question is a bit vague.
 

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OK; looking for 3 over 3, probably 100' of 1/2" rope, not 1/2" pulleys

Lifting 200 pounds mostly, occasionally double that.

The one from Fisherman's is really nice, but looking to spend maybe half that at most and order from somewhere I can talk to a live person if need be.
 

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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.
 

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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 :p
 

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Try CG Edwards in So Boston or anyone who sells Crosby block. Edwards # 617 268-4111
 
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I saw one on craigslist for 150 up in this area I think it was on the RI page. Ill take a look and see if I can find it.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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I've used the one mojo posted and its all you need. Spray it with corrosion block and you be all in for $20. Most of the marinized block and tackle for GBFT are $300.
 
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