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Cathy S
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    I’ve consulted Des Pawson, world-renowned expert on knots and sailors’ ropework. This is what he says:

    Sheaves are the wheel-like bit that rotates in the block. This is a full list of parts of the block:

     
    The shell or body,

    Eye, hook or strop,

    Crown,

    Cheek,

    Score, (if rope stropped)

    Swallow,

    Sheave, (perhaps fitted with a coak or bush or even a roller bearing),

    Pin, (perhaps under the tally plate),

    Tally plate,

    Becket (sometimes fitted at the tail),

    Tail.