Harken High Load Snatch Blocks
These multipurpose blocks are
a must on racing yachts of all sizes. Opening sideplates make them easy to
deploy, allowing crew to quickly fasten them wherever needed—perfect for
temporary leads, line deflection, and static line functions requiring
small adjustments. A strop soft-attach is fixed on one side, but is easily
removable on the other. The strop carries the block’s primary load and
articulates for a fair lead. The Velcro® strap is permanently attached to
one sideplate and holds the block securely closed when sideplates are
aligned—even under the highest loads. The strap has a broad reflective
tab for easier operation with gloves.
Harken composite bearing technology (ULC) ensures sheaves turn smoothly
and maintain efficiency under extreme loading. Snap-fit Torlon® bearings
carry sideloads. An integral headspacer prevents Hard Lube-anodized
aluminum sideplates from deflecting and binding. The wide sheave allows a
range of line diameters.