Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The best way to figure out if it will work...

...Is to try it out.

Scott and I went to West Marine to play with some blocks and line.  We are trying to create a double-ended continuous main sheet.  Blah blah blah, basically it means we want to be able to pull this particular line from both sides of our boat. 

This here is not the solution, but it helped us work it out.  When dealing with double and triple purchase blocks, simply "imagining" how it will work sends the head spinning.  It would be like doing a crossword puzzle without a pencil.  Easier to just run it, see how it looks and if it makes sense.  We sat on the floor scratching our heads and running lines in and out of blocks like these for about 30 minutes.  To quote one store patron, "Oooooohh.  You guys look like you're having fun!" 


Brittany & Scott

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