double cheek blocks Ronstan RF 879

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4 months 1 week ago #6095 by sashakavs
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There is a Ronstan RF 879 double cheek block on port side of the deck of my IP420 that leads furling line and main halyard from mast area to the cockpit winches. Well, this block failed and I cannot find a replacement one. The ones installed by IP factory have slightly curved base and the deck post on which it sits is molded to that shape. I can find a flat base block but nobody even knows about the curved version of it. Any ideas where and how to find one?

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4 months 1 week ago #6096 by Barney1964
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Hi Sashakavs - have you tried the manufacturer, here in Australia? www.ronstan.com.au (or the USA office / Hake Marine) I havent had a need as yet, they are still okay on our 40.
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Lester

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2 months 1 week ago #6166 by sashakavs
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Thanks Lester,
after unsuccessful search I gave up and in desperation bought a regular, flat bottom block with an intention to sand the post to flat. And a surprise - of course I tried to mount it first, the base is stainless, but so soft that if conforms to the shape of the post when I tightened the screws!
Thanks again
Sasha

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