Euphroe block advice

  • 16 Feb 2012 20:42
    Reply # 827282 on 823351
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      I used sadolin on mine as I do on my masts and any exposed wood not painted.  It seem to last very well.  I only used it for a season and it worked well for that year.

    I changed as I found that even though I have a steep angle sheeting and an odd number of battens, that direct sheeting worked just as well, because most of the time the sail is not directly in line with the centre of the boat for there is more room than the design would have suggested.

  • 13 Feb 2012 03:20
    Reply # 823574 on 823351
    Hello John,
    I suspect that very few people are now using euphroes, and so advice on finish will be hard to find. I would have thought that an oiled finish would be best for the rope and for the euphroe. 
  • 12 Feb 2012 19:38
    Message # 823351
    Deleted user
    Hello all,

    Does anyone have any recommendations for euphroe block finish?  My new ones are made of a dense oak and I was debating staining and sealing with polyurethane vs. leaving unfinished and oiling with lemon oil or something.  What is better for performance? What is better for the ropes?  
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