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Bronze pulley block
« on: April 07, 2014, 08:42:32 AM »
Adrian Swenson
   
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 09:33 pm:      
Continuing to refurbish WB100. Re the starboard bronze pulley block fitted to the cabin roof At some time one of the 3 white pulleys has siezed but a previous owner obviously never noticed because it was continued to be used and the line has nearly worn away one side of the pulley. What to do as the pulleys do not seem to be replacable. Any advice dear friends?

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Re: Bronze pulley block
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 08:43:36 AM »

Julian Swindell
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Registered: 03-2007
   
Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 06:00 pm:      
Hi Adrian,
The pulleys on my boat are very conventional plastic/steel affairs. They should be easily replaced. Are your blocks solid bronze?

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Re: Bronze pulley block
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 08:43:52 AM »
Adrian
   
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 08:38 pm:      
Sure are, bronze block with 3 pulleys x 2. The axle for the pulleys appears to be welded at the ends into the block. Yours look as if the do the job. I don't know if mine are a 1 off as WB 100 was built for a London Boat Show.

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Re: Bronze pulley block
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 08:44:07 AM »
Phil Shimmin
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Registered: 11-2010
   
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 - 03:13 am:      
The centre pins of the solid blocks on WB100,can be simply driven out,and the sheaves replaced with new ones.I actually made new pins for both blocks, faired the ends, repolished and lacquered the block..looks fine.