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  1. Block with carbon sheave

    i 've checked the the breaking load : 630 kg.
  2. Block with carbon sheave

    thx for your advise. It was inspired by ino-block and and u-block by ropeye
  3. Block with carbon sheave

    Hi, this is my home made full carbon block. sheave diameter is 45 mm. The sheave has only 7 g. I haven't tested the breaking load yet. It is made in a mould, pay attention for the fiber orientation.
  4. 4:1 with a single block

    There is a multitude of this already in use - usually called "magic wheel" or some other derivative. Like used for backstay adjustment on some boats (e.g. IMX 40, 38 and others) Also used as purchase for travelers You are right, using different diameters is not new, remeber the vangs in the 70s on Finn or OK-dinghy, mounted on the boom. The news is to realize it as a single part, more compact, with no fixed mounting required.
  5. new kind of automatic traveller

    I havent tried it yet, but i think the right way will be to pull the windward rope softly to release the cleat and let it go leeward, due to the tension on the mainsheet. I'll try it and post a video.
  6. new kind of automatic traveller

    @Turd Sandwich: I agree with your opinion, that this cleat is usefull in many cases. The advantage is, that your control ropes are not under tension all the time, only when you adjust something. But i dont know, how strong is the idea protected by the constrictor-patent. @all : Thanks for your feedbacks.
  7. Hi, this idea uses as cleats the constrictor-concept. This could be protected by a patent from Trestec Cousin, my english is not good enough to understand the content of the patent. Advantages: low weight, low number of parts, low price Maybe it is better to use it to adjust a classic traveler on a track. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0oyOZHerImSNWp4NmFFb3A4OE0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0oyOZHerImSR3lTM3dfc1BCWjg https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0oyOZHerImSNjQ2c21DWjZnaHc
  8. Sheaveless double block

    Hi, this is a prototype of a sheaveless double block, inspired by NUB, very compact, for high loads,no moving parts. Made in aluminium or titanium it could look very nice. What do you think about it ? https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0oyOZHerImSYWtOQ01xOXROQWM
  9. 4:1 with a single block

    hi, this is one of my ideas, please rate it. It is only a prototype to proof the idea. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0oyOZHerImSUmdLNFVTOTN1ZmM https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0oyOZHerImSRkZmbjdTNEZiSmM