Jib Lead Block Identification

I need to replace the adjustable jib block that is mounted on the rail inverted with a spring. Sometime while I had it on a mooring at the in-laws' house, the starboard block went missing. There are no part number on the remaining block on the port side. Can someone provide me with the proper name, part number, and suitable replacement? Somewhere I've lost my page that identifies the names and part numbers for the various blocks on my Scot. I'd really like to have it so that I don't have to stay on a port tack... dave boling Huntsville, AL FS3431

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Is this not the correct forum for this question? dave boling

Is this not the correct forum for this question? dave boling Huntsville, AL FS3431

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Good news: Many different blocks will work.

Good news: Many different blocks will work. Not-as-good news: there are so many different jib blocks in use it's hard for someone to tell you how to match your existing one. Maybe you could post a photo and see if anyone recognizes it. the main variables are (1) that you want to buy a block that handles your size (diameter) of jib sheet, (2)buy one that is of a similar diameter to its pairing, (3) decide on whether or not you want a rachet feature.You could take measurements on the existing block then either call the factory or go to a website that features photos and specs on numerous blocks, like annapolis performance sailing, apsltd.com , i think. It's not all bad if you end up with two new blocks, the newer ones are much evolved. rb

randy blough, FS1954

You can buy the blocks on the FS Inc site.

You can buy the blocks on the FS Inc site. They are usually mounted on a slide. I may have a block in the old style with about a 1" white sheave in my spares bin. They were in rough shape so I got new ones. They may work better than your missing blocks. I have Harken 2600 on slides that I bought from FS, and they work great. I have the seat mounted ratchets as my ratchet. The 2600 on the slide is nice and free-running. Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club