There are many commercial uses of our pulley block and tackle products, as well as replacement sheaves, bearings and bushings, such as:
Boat Docks • Boat Lifts • Boat Rigging • Yachts • Model Yachts • Commercial Fishing • Sails and Sail Boats • Trailers • Yachts
Pulleys on a boat are called blocks (as in “block and tackle”). They are used anywhere you need to change the direction of a pull on a rope, and also to create a mechanica advantage. Pulleys are used in sailing because of the amount of force that is needed to change the shape of the sails. For example, to hoist a saile up a mast, the halyward (rope to hoist the sale) will pass through a block at the top of the mast so that while standing on the deck, you can pull down on the rope and the sale will go up.
Scroll down to see slideshows of just some of the many different uses.
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