You can now replace that gigantic web block at your headboard for your 2:1 halyard system with a block hardly bigger than your standard halyard shackle. Antal Hardware has created a 2:1 halyard block that is CNC cut out of a solid piece of 17-4ph Stainless steel. The result is a tiny block with extremely high working loads. The version used by the Farr 40 class is only about 2 inches long with a 26 mm sheave, has a 3000lb working load, and weighs 3 oz. Less weight aloft. It’s a good thing. Get in touch with Euro Marine Trading for more info.
Have any of you anarchists used these? Jump in the Gear Anarchy forum.
May 2nd, 2007