ratchet block/cam cleat /swivel base diagram?

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by ylojelo, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. ylojelo

    ylojelo Member

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    Someone posted a drawing (or photo) of a ratchet block/cam cleat /swivel base that was put together using a Harken H240 base and a block that works well on the sunfish. Can anyone point me in the direction or post it again?

    And APS had a Harken sale last year about this time, I thought. Is that an annual thing?
     
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    that's it! Thanks!
    I think that's the way to go, of course, once I stop storing them upside-down.

    I'd still like to find out about the possibility of a sale, if anyone knows:)
     
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    Yes, APS has 10% off Harken this month (March). That will pay off the shipping.:)
     
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    Oh, and any advice on which is a better way to go: the H019 or the H2135?

    ordering from APS, so any idea which spring and strap?

    Thanks
     
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    I can't give advice on which to choose... I asked once before, and never got an answer to the same question. I went to Harken's website to find the difference between the 2: http://www.harken.com/blocks/blockspecs.php

    Any pro's out there care to weigh in on which is better and why?

    thanks,
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    Most people use the H019. See the Harken catalog for the spring and strap. Or just go to West Marine or other such store to see it in person. If you can't do that, use the catalog or call APS for info.

    Fred
     
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    if an 11 year old girl was using it, would that make a difference between the two?
     
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    I'm only familiar with the H019 so I can't compare the two.
    An 11 year old can easily use the H019.

    Looking at the Harken info, I'm not sure the 2135 is switchable (on/off ratchet control). I could be wrong. I think the 2135 is made to be lighter in weight which is not required for a Sunfish.

    Fred
     
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    I found out the 2135 is switchable.
    Fred
     
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    do I want switchable?
     
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    I just got off the phone with Christopher at Torresen Marine (http://www.torresen.com/ or http://www.sunfishdirect.com/), and he highly recommended the 2135. He said the 019 has been around since the 1960's, and they keep it in stock for people looking to match the existing look (with the metal side/strap plates). He said the 2135 is a bit lighter and has newer technology built into it, and it is a few bucks cheaper, too!

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    I also just found this on Harken's website (talking about Lasers, but...): http://www.harken.com/OneDesign/laser.php

     
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    thanks for the info. I have the H241 on both boats right now, and I don't think my daughter could hold it for long, so thats my interest in the ratchet block . (I'll order it when I get back from Costa Rica ;) )
     
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    Keep in mind, we've adapted this block from it's intended use controlling jib and spinnaker sheets on large boats.
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    In that application R & L make a functional difference, for us switchable is merely a nicety so if we get flummoxed threading the sheet we can flip a toggle instead of having to untie the stopper knot and rethread the block. :eek:


    Top Six Ratchet Blocks Q & A

    http://www.harken.com/blocks/QandARatcheBlocks.php


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    Aren't you glad it's just a Sunfish

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    Ah, I see. Thanks, and thanks for the link.
     
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    NP, Once you get one in your hand all this techno-gobbledygook instantly becomes so simple. ;)

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    I just saw that Mauri Pro Sailing also has 10% off Harken this month.
    Use coupon code: HAR0310
    http://www.mauriprosailing.com/

    cheers,
    tag
     
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    From APS:

    H2135 57mm carbo ratchet
    H071 stand up spring
    HSB2 spring cup
    R2830 eyestrap

    they didn't have screws that fit. If anyone happens to know what length & thread screws I need to screw the eyestrap into the H241, that would save me a lot of time (my boat is hours away)
     
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    do you already have the H241? I keep debating whether I should skip the H241 and just upgrade to the 2135. I just like the option to cleat every once in a while... I don't know if I like it $50 worth, though!

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