Captain Al Posted April 9, 2015 Share #1 Posted April 9, 2015 I'm working on attaching blocks to the decks and spars of my Bounty build and cannot figure out how to distinguish when a double block is used as opposed to a single. When comparing the plans, photos, parts list and instructions that came with this A.L. kit, it becomes even more confusing. Part of the confusion may stem from translating from Spanish to English. So here's my question: Part #331 is shown in English to be "frames," when clearly in photos and plans it is some type of block; whether double or single is still at issue. I looked up the word "frame" in a very old and very very complete Oxford dictionary and found one definition to be, "a structure constructed of parts fitted together." I wonder if it is possible that this implies that Part 331 is a double block. I am not yet good enough to follow the rigging plans to see what will run through these blocks surrounding the masts on the deck, so making sure I get it right beforehand is tricky. Assuming that a crewman would haul down on the bitter end of the line (before belaying it) and not be pulling up on the line from the deck block, it would then mean (I think) that the line would start at a becket on another double block above. Or it could start above on a deadeye. Either way, if its a double down below, it would have to be a double above and the line would start above in order to be hauled downward at the line's end. Most important for the moment though is if these blocks at the mast are double. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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