A strong, lightweight range of blocks for use on dinghies, day boats and light cruising yachts. Ideal for mainsheet, vang, lead blocks or wherever a powerful and compact purchase tackle is required.
A comprehensive range of cam cleat, fiddle and fiddle & cam cleat versions are available.
Plain Bearing Blocks
Barton plain bearing blocks have a precision moulded acetal sheave running on a large diameter brass bearing, ensuring free running under the highest of loads.
Ball Bearing Blocks
With Barton’s unique super-low friction ball race systems, featuring acetal sheaves and delrin ball bearings, running on a large diameter centre boss. This allows Barton to fit more load-bearing balls, which ensure extremely low friction performance, even under high loads.
Available Heads and Shackles
Fixed Eye Clevis Pin
A simple, low priced fixed eye block with removable clevis pin for attachment. Pin Ø 5mm. Width between straps 13mm
With plain attachment eye
Fully swivelling head with removable shackle
With a cast stainless steel swivelling snap shackle. Ideal for quick-release downhauls or vang tackles
Variloc Multi Head
Allows swivel to be locked at 30° positions in relation to sheave. Inverting the plastic locking piece converts the swivel mode. Supplied with screw pin strip shackle
All the appropriate 45mm blocks are available with or without becket.
- Sheave Size (Single): 45mm x 13mm (1 3/4 x 1/2″)
- Sheave Size (Fiddle): 30/58mm x 13mm (1 3/16″ x 2 1/4″ x 1/2″)
- Max Rope Diameter: 10mm (3/8″)
- Safe Working Load: 400kg (881lbs)
- Break Load: 8000kg (1763lbs)
- Max Rolling Load (Ball Bearing Blocks): 270kg (595lbs)
Where break and safe working loads are stated, it is assumed that all sheaves are evenly loaded as in a purchase tackle. Uneven loading, or loading of one sheave in a double or triple block, will severely affect strength quoted. If unsure, please seek further assistance.
Maximum rolling load on ball bearing blocks is the maximum free running load before ball bearings will distort.