Harken High-Load Opening Snatch Blocks—A Must in Every Yacht’s Inventory

5/7/2016

HL-Snatch-Blocks.jpgThese multipurpose blocks are a must on racing yachts of all sizes. Sideplates are quick to open and then lock solidly into place with a comforting metallic click, allowing crew to quickly fasten them wherever needed-perfect for temporary leads, line deflection, and static line functions requiring small adjustments. A fixed loop soft-attach carries the block's primary load. The captured Velcro® strap holds the block securely closed when sideplates are aligned under the highest loads. Its broad reflector tab makes the strap easier to use than ever-even at night and while wearing gloves.

"We listened to our customers, on what it would take to design the ideal snatch block," says Corinne Rich, Harken Custom Sales Manager. "They wanted a block that was small and compact, with a fixed loop and adjustable Velcro strap permanently attached at one end that could handle extreme loads with a minimum of friction. And here it is!" 

Harken composite bearing technology (ULC) ensures sheaves turn smoothly and maintain efficiency under extreme loading. Snap-fit Torlon® bearings handle sideloads. An integral headspacer prevents Hard Lube-anodized aluminum sideplates from deflecting and binding the wide sheave.

Maximum working loads from 2.3 - 15T. Line diameters from 11 - 26 mm. 

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