Cheek Blocks

rothwell_neil 1:33pm, 14 April 2008
Put up the new Crusader main and it looks fantastic, nice cut and perfect sizing. Certainly happy with the service and first look of the sail.
However when sweating up the main the old cheek block exploded, I have some Barton Cheek Blocks I was going to fit for reefing lines and kicker but these are 4 bolt fittings, does anyone know of a source of the older three bolt type that came with the boat, can you drill the 4 bolt one to fit original holes or do you have to codge it?
Skykomish E29 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Skykomish E29 (member) 11 years ago
Neil i have just refitted all of min with Barton 4 screw hole blocks as the old style MAIN ones are no longer available. The Barton block fits over the original location and two of the holes line up perfectly but you have to drill new holes for the other two> I found that if I was really careful they just about fitted on the old moulding without leaving a gapbut be sure to use plenty of sealant to bed them on and to seal the screw threads. (I actually bolted mine on) There is a picture of my new blocks on here somewhere
Actually I stand corrected it doesn't look as if I posted the pictures that I took of my replacement blocks. Will do so if you think it will help
santalars 11 years ago

I think this is as close to the original as you could get but also 4 holes only.
Skykomish E29 11 years ago
Ah Neil I just checked back to my original discussion topic regarding this and I see that I used number 3 Barton Blocks.
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