Ropes and Tackle (continued)

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Block, Sheaves and Other Fittings

a guard sheave.

Sheaves should be properly guarded.

a pin, axle, rope groove, plate, bushing and nut.

All pins, axles, rope grooves, plates, bushings, nuts and bolts should be inspected regularly for signs of wear.

a block and an oil can.

Blocks should be regularly inspected, lubricated and maintained. Wooden blocks are not recommended for use on fishing vessels.

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