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What is a becketed block? In my instructions it says that the Gaff Throat Halliard uses a becketed block. My instructions are below. My google search just showed me normal blocks......

 

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Thanks in advance

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A becket is an eye that is seized into the block's strap. In this case, the end of the throat halyard is seized into the becket and then down through the second block, back up through the upper block and down to the deck.

 

Russ

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A lot of blocks have an attachment on one end. A becket block has an attachment on both ends.

 

The block that I made (shown on my Constitution thread) is a becket block. Our boat's throat halyard is rigged similar to the one you're doing. On the HL, the becket is attached to the mast. On our boat, the becket is attached to the gaff throat.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Thanks,

 

Harvey

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let me see if I understand....

The red part is connected to the eye bolt and then goes all the way around the block then (gradient to orange) goes through the hole in the lower block then through the hole in the upper block then down?

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Harvey, I've had a few blocks that have 2 attachment points on them, but this is the first time the instructions used this term...I suppose that may be throwing me off.

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