Purchase Systems

Jimmy Green Purchase Systems have been developed from the October 2015 Sailing Today article on Overboard Recovery to help raise a load by effectively dividing the weight by the relevant factor = 6:1 or 8:1

A Jimmy Green Purchase System,...

Jimmy Green Purchase Systems have been developed from the October 2015 Sailing Today article on Overboard Recovery to help raise a load by effectively dividing the weight by the relevant factor = 6:1 or 8:1

A Jimmy Green Purchase System, also known as a Handy Billy, makes light of all manner of tasks that would be impossible without a mechanical advantage.

Purchase Systems are measured, spliced and reeved in house, by the Jimmy Green Rigging Team.

Jimmy Green Purchase System options:

The Purchase System effectively divides the load by the corresponding ratio which in turn dictates the maximum manageable weight.

e.g. Based on a maximum straight lift for a single person of 20kg:

6:1 divides the load by 6 - for lifting loads up to 120kg on the same basis
8:1 divides the load by 8 - for lifting loads up to 160kg on the same basis

Jimmy Green Block and Tackle Systems, Specifications, Facts and Features:

  • 2 Purchase Options - 6:1, 8:1
  • Delivered ready to use
  • Spliced and reeved by the Jimmy Green Rigging Team
  • Reeved line: LIROS braid on braid EVO polyester, 8mm diameter, MBL 2290kg
  • One metre tail with stainless steel carabine hook: Makefast 80mm x 8mm, or similar hook MBL 400kg, LIROS 8mm 3 strand white polyester, 8mm diameter MBL 1400kg
  • Easy snap on action to secure the load

6:1 Purchase System

  • Triple ball bearing blocks: 45mm diameter sheaves, MBL 800kg
  • Reeved line: LIROS braid on braid EVO polyester, 8mm diameter, MBL 2290kg
  • One metre tail: LIROS 8mm 3 strand white polyester, 8mm diameter, MBL 1400kg
  • Stainless steel carabine hook: Makefast 80mm x 8mm, similar hook MBL 400kg
  • Optional Storage Sock or Stowage and Usage Sleeve

8:1 Purchase System

  • Single and triple ball bearing blocks: 45mm diameter sheaves, MBL 800kg
  • Reeved line: LIROS braid on braid EVO polyester, 8mm diameter, MBL 2290kg
  • One metre tail: LIROS 8mm 3 strand white polyester, 8mm diameter, MBL 1400kg
  • Stainless steel carabine hook: Makefast 80mm x 8mm, similar hook MBL 400kg
  • Optional Storage Sock or Stowage and Usage Sleeve

MBL = The break load rating published by the manufacturer or distributor