I've got this small block and tackle set that has been kicking around for
years. The way the ropes are configured seems wrong. While the system works,
the ropes always twist around themselves and the resulting drag makes the
whole thing pretty useless, especially if the ends are extended far apart.
The fixed end is located between wheels 6 and 7.
What is the right sequence for running the rope through the wheels?
You can see the current setup using the link below.
If the system is twisting it is the rope that is twisting. You could remove
the rope and dangle it from a height or otherwise 'untwist' it but I would
recommend replacing the rope with braided. The 3-strand may twist under load
no matter how carefully you 'untwist' it. Select a braided, low stretch,
line - try a marine hardware shop or chandlery. Not cotton or polypropylene
(the yellow stuff).
Use the largest diameter which still easily passes through the block -
without rubbing the sides of the 'saddle' of the block - Larger, more for
comfort (on your hands) than for strength.
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