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Brian Denney

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Looking for a keel lifting block
« on: July 01, 2013, 12:19:37 PM »
We need a new block for the for the keel lifting line. Any suggestions on where to get the correct one?
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Re: Looking for a keel lifting block
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 10:44:13 PM »
For the attachment to the keel eye, I use a Schaefer Double Jaw Toggle.  The line runs around the pin and I use a stainless bolt and nut at the bottom of the toggle to go through the bottom of the toggle and the keel eye.  I believe it is WM part 285736 3/8 inch.  You have to rotate the keel eye 90 degrees to fit into the toggle.  I tried a pulley on this, but the smooth stainless pin works just fine by itself.

Make sure you are not using Sta-Set X to lift the keel.  I had a line break on me once.  You really cannot see the condition of the inner braid with the cover.  Also a low stretch parallel core line does not make sense for this application.  I use Amsteel now.

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Re: Looking for a keel lifting block
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 02:10:25 AM »
Okay, here's what I use and it works great.  Made from a Schaefer tang cut in half and a small sheave using 5/16" bolts.  Let me know if you need specs for the tangs.  Pics attached.


C:\Users\Don\Pictures\Ultimate 20\keel lifting clevis\DSC_0016.JPG
C:\Users\Don\Pictures\Ultimate 20\keel lifting clevis\DSC_0030.JPG
C:\Users\Don\Pictures\Ultimate 20\keel lifting clevis\DSC_0031.JPG
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Re: Looking for a keel lifting block
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 02:16:19 AM »
The pics I attached in the previous post may not be usable, sorry, but I'm a computer illiterate.  Help!
Trust me, the device in the pics works great.
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Re: Looking for a keel lifting block
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013, 02:28:40 PM »
Don,

Email me the pictures and I will post.

Gregg


Okay, here's what I use and it works great.  Made from a Schaefer tang cut in half and a small sheave using 5/16" bolts.  Let me know if you need specs for the tangs.  Pics attached.


C:\Users\Don\Pictures\Ultimate 20\keel lifting clevis\DSC_0016.JPG
C:\Users\Don\Pictures\Ultimate 20\keel lifting clevis\DSC_0030.JPG
C:\Users\Don\Pictures\Ultimate 20\keel lifting clevis\DSC_0031.JPG

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Re: Looking for a keel lifting block
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2013, 01:26:44 PM »
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Re: Looking for a keel lifting block
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2013, 01:27:23 PM »
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Re: Looking for a keel lifting block
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2013, 01:28:11 PM »
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Brian Denney

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Re: Looking for a keel lifting block
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013, 12:56:16 PM »
Thanks Don, John and Greg - looks like a good solutions.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2013, 01:13:49 PM by Brian Denney »
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Re: Looking for a keel lifting block
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 12:43:33 PM »
Don could you send me a list of parts etc for keel lifting tang/block. Thanks Steve

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Re: Looking for a keel lifting block
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 12:38:22 AM »
Schaefer Delrin sheave #62-020-02 and Schaefer tang #85-02 6"long x 1"wide (cut in half).  The two bolt are 5/16" x 1 1/2" or maybe 2".  The wing nut makes life easier and the jamb nut on the sheave bolt keeps things safer.............  Don
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