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I am trying to simulate the boom tackle on my Endeavor J-class and wondered how others stropped the blocks using wire.  I tried to recreate one tonight, but was unable to figure a way to get the "eye" created and then keep it secured to the tiny block.





Current Build:       Model Shipways MS2015 - Fair American Kit bash

Previous Build:     J-Class Endeavor

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Jeff, is the strop on the real block "buried" in the block or on the outside?  I have  built blocks for buried stropping in layers and if they are really tiny, I have drilled holes to bury the wire versus using a strap, leaving enough out to for an eye. These have been for schooners from 100 years ago.  I do not know if this would be appropriate for the J boats, even the oldest ones.  Is the following the type you need to make?







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