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Bruce T. Shark

Flicker Construction

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Gonna put a flicker on the boat this year, as a trial, since the backstay is synthetic and has a heat shrunk UV cover I want to use a rolling block, anyone know a source?  Would like the block/padeye to bolt to the flicker.

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Thanks J28, was hoping for the end fitting, but guess I am going to have to call them/email them.

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I wonder if one could just put a dyneema bight through a hole in the flicker and then tie a knot in the two loose ends so it can't pull back out.  Would dyneema chafe the backstay?

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what happened to attaching a block to a length of 'glass batten? who knew backstay flickers had become a prebuilt system to be purchased not a home made mod...

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After cutting my hands to shreds on an old UV-degraded batten flicker while trying to reattach a block to it, the new powdered coated flicker I got from North for $20 or $30 was the best money spent on the boat!  I'm pretty sure the little Harken block from West Marine cost more...

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Get your binoculars and look at Diablo's set up...RBS flicker and harken block but we'll replace the block with a low friction ring this winter.

Cheers, Greg

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On 10/25/2017 at 10:27 PM, Ultraman said:

After cutting my hands to shreds on an old UV-degraded batten flicker while trying to reattach a block to it, the new powdered coated flicker I got from North for $20 or $30 was the best money spent on the boat!  I'm pretty sure the little Harken block from West Marine cost more...

Nice. Hate those fine fiberglass slivers 

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