Billy is one of those simple pieces of equipment which, will on
occasion prove to be worth its weight in gold.
With two blocks and a bit of rope you could move heaven and earth.
Usually made up of
one single and one
double block, it can be set up with two double blocks.
Whether you have hook or
on each end is a matter of preference, I have mine set up with snap
Having one set up ready
means it will save time in any emergency situation.
obvious use is to gain
mechanical advantage when lifting heavy objects.
It can also be
used to take the strain off
With a rope tail on the block
tied to a line with a rolling
hitch, strain on the line can be eased in order to,
- Untie a knot,
Release a riding turn on a
Or just to help haul
38mm Classic Big Bullet Blocks
The mechanical advantage gained from
using a block and tackle is, in theory a multiple of the number of
However, in practice there is
a certain amount of friction generated at the sheaves.
Also the length of rope needed
to move the load a certain distance will be increased by the number of