SOFT ATTACHMENT BLOCKS FROM RONSTAN
HOMENEWSAFTERMARKETMASTS, SPARS, SAILS & RIGGINGSOFT ATTACHMENT BLOCKS FROM RONSTAN
25 Jun 2020
Ronstan’s soft attachment block Photo: Ronstan
Sailtek is now supplying new soft attachment blocks from Ronstan.
Available in three sizes, the RF47109, RF67109 and RF77109 have the highest ration of dynamic load to sheave diameter of any block in the company’s keelboat block range and suit a multitude of demanding applications where high static and dynamic loads are encountered.
The blocks have fully machined aluminium cheeks and sheaves; full contact, self-lubricating composite bearings running on a polished duplex stainless steel hub; a Dyneema SK99 soft shackle with titanium dog bone and a working load capacity in relation to block size of MWL from 2000kg (series 40) to 7000kg (series 75).
With the soft shackle open, rotating the cheeks opens the head of the block so it can be fitted to a standing line as a snatch block. Rotating back to the closed position closes the block. A spring-loaded ball secures the assembly with no additional external straps or bands required.
The soft shackles supplied with the soft attachment blocks are a versatile accessory and can also be ordered separately. Both are available in the UK through IMP.