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General Category => U20 Boat Maintenance & Care => Topic started by: danieljcpa on June 03, 2017, 04:47:27 AM

Title: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: danieljcpa on June 03, 2017, 04:47:27 AM
Hi All Ya' all, Daniel former owner of Wasaaabi 92, new owner of #175.  I need to replace the mast exit block currently using a separate block hanging on the mast with the block and rub rails arrangement.  does anyone know the manufacturer and specs for that item?

Currently giving #175 the love it needs but should be at High Sierra Regatta in July.  I'm pretty sure #92 is a dead player.

Eventually there will be a lot of spare parts available.
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: Travis Gregory on June 04, 2017, 06:58:57 PM
Glad to see you got another U20 Daniel!   8)

Congrats.  You may want to e-mail Don to see about the part.  I am not sure on that one. 
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: danieljcpa on June 04, 2017, 08:30:06 PM
I'm working on Graphics...Thoughts?
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: Don Corey on June 04, 2017, 09:27:23 PM
The exit block in the mast is a standard Harken #106 thru-deck and the stainless exit fairlead is a custom part made by Abbott Boat Works in Sarnia, Ontario, 1-519-542-2771.  This fairlead eliminates the need for the small bullet block attached with an eye strap below.  The fairlead arrangement works much better and lasts forever.
Saw the pic of #92 on the trailer but could not tell what happened although it did not look good.  What is the present status of #92 as self appointed class historian would like to know for the records.
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: danieljcpa on June 04, 2017, 09:45:51 PM
Got hit by a car making a left turn.  The boat is hurt pretty bad as is the trailer.  I am going to put the hull on my new trailer and take it to Craig to see what he thinks.  If he wants it I will give it to him and he can fix it up at his leisure.  When he saw the surveyors (MAI) report he was not hopeful.

I got reimbursed by the insurance and am moving on with #175.  Thankfully, I insured it for what I paid for it not what I told my wife I paid for it.
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: Travis Gregory on June 14, 2017, 05:05:10 AM
Wassabi 2?

The exit block in the mast is a standard Harken #106 thru-deck and the stainless exit fairlead is a custom part made by Abbott Boat Works in Sarnia, Ontario, 1-519-542-2771.  This fairlead eliminates the need for the small bullet block attached with an eye strap below.  The fairlead arrangement works much better and lasts forever.
Saw the pic of #92 on the trailer but could not tell what happened although it did not look good.  What is the present status of #92 as self appointed class historian would like to know for the records.
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: danieljcpa on June 14, 2017, 03:21:51 PM
It would be Wasaaabi 3 actually...or maybe "The Last Wasaaabi"  Still undecided.

Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: Chris Chambers on January 03, 2019, 10:11:24 PM
I know this is a bit dated, but I have not been able to get confirmation that Abbott has one of these exit blocks with the guards.  However, I did find this on the APS site: Harken 30mm Protexit Single Thru Deck Block (APSLTD SKU - H1200).  It looks much better than the stock with an aluminum roller wheel and housing, so no plastic to burn thru.  Kinda spendy, but hope that this is a long term upgrade.

Also have been experiencing halyard jams during both the set and douse - anyone ever find a cluprit other than a twisted halyard or blown exit block?

Chris
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: Travis Gregory on January 08, 2019, 03:07:23 AM
No jams since I installed a plastic ball on the halyard!
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: Chris Chambers on January 08, 2019, 08:28:30 PM
Yep, our ball keeps the knot from sucking into the assembly.  The halyard/hoist and douse seems to destroy the stock version of the exit block - this is my third replacement and the one I just pulled off Sunday.  It's 24 months old.
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: Tac Boston on January 08, 2019, 09:45:03 PM
I tried calling Abbotts today as it is a local call for me, but there was no answer. I will try again tomorrow and see if they have any left and how much they are.
Tac
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: Bob714hb on April 12, 2019, 09:04:09 AM
I know this an old post, but I tried to PM Daniel and it wouldn’t send.

#92 is alive and well! She might be in Monterey for the PCC’s this month (charter) and is registered for the Delta Ditch Run in June.

Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: TimPorter on June 04, 2019, 03:28:55 PM
Time to replace my exit block as well. Any updates from either the APS item or the custom one from Abbot? 

Chris,
Did you try the one you found?
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: Chris Chambers on June 13, 2019, 10:06:34 PM
Yes - this one is a bit spendy, but all aluminum and works well.
APS - H1200, Harken 30mm Protexit Single Thru Deck Block
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: TimPorter on June 17, 2019, 10:21:40 PM
did you use an external block as well, or just the through block?
Title: Re: Spinnaker exit block assembly for aluminum mast.
Post by: Chris Chambers on June 18, 2019, 08:34:01 PM
Just the through block.  The housing is all aluminum so there should not be much friction, but my crew says otherwise.  So I will probably add the block back on later this week.