Sails : Sails 27 August September 2014
deck hardware 073 hARkEn blACk mAGIC AIRblOCkS Harken’s latest versions of their proven Black Magic AirBlocks are a good general purpose block available in 57mm to 150mm sizes and use high speed Torlon roller bearings with aluminium sideplates. UbI UlTRA blOCkS Built for the TP52 circuit and are made of aluminium with Torlon rollers and toughened Derling ball bearings to absorb lateral loads. lEWmAR AllOY hTX blOCk Lewmar’s alloy HTX blocks use Delrin ball bearings and are ideal for frequently adjusted, highly loaded systems using non-stretch lines with reduced line diameters. kevingreen is imported by Justin Mulkearns at www.myyacht.com.au, which stocks a wide range of blocks, soft-blocks, alloy rings and furlers – as used, for instance, aboard the Mcconaghy ker 46 Patrice. the range includes FR furlers – made from single piece 6082t6 alloy – for easy handling of asymmetric spinnakers or code sails. FR furlers have a ratchet option to prevent any unwanted unfurl and can be readily disengaged, even under load. they also produce a Yacht club range for performance cruising yachts, as well as the Rt line as their general-purpose range. Moving up a couple of notches in strength, lightness and the price are uBI titanium blocks for high performance racing. Alternatively, replace worn and heavy blocks with the zero-maintenance Ronstan Shock, which is a sheave-less halyard block. Reorganising your halyard runs to reduce chafing can be easily done with the latest Spinlock organisers – their Winchfeeder is a simple but nOn-SlIP AnD UnbREAkAblE Right: New for 2014 from Liros Rope, Germany is the LR01513 Liros Magic XTR – following developments with some of the Australian Sailing Team members on conjunction with DeckHardware Sydney. The 4-8mm range features a Technora cover blended with Dyneema and only one per cent stretch. The core is 100 percent Dyneema SK99. The Liros Magic XTR is perfect for use on high performance dinghies and multihulls. It features a non- slip, practically unbreakable jacket. Below: Simplify the foredeck with track- less jib controls using alloy Solid Rings from Antal. AllEn bROThERS blOCk A switchable ratchet block using 316 stainless bearings and supports a load up to 900kg. From the new 50mm block range for 2014.
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