A strong, lightweight range of blocks for use on dinghies and dayboats or as lead blocks on larger crafts.
A comprehensive range of multiple sheave options, together with fiddles and cam cleat blocks, allows powerful, lightweight tackles to be achieved.
- Sheave Size (Single): 35mm x 11mm (1 3/8 x 7/16″)
- Sheave Size (Fiddle): 30mm/45mm x 11mm (1 3/16 and 1 3/4 x 7/16″)
- Max Rope Diameter: 8mm (5/16″)
- Safe Working Load: 370kg (815lbs)
- Break Load: 740kg (1630lbs)
- Max Rolling Load (Ball Bearing Blocks): 260kg (573lbs)
Available with plain or ball bearing sheaves.
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.
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.
Maximum rolling load on ball bearing blocks is the maximum free running load before ball bearings will distort.
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.
Removable shackle that can be set in-line or at 90° to the sheave.
Fully swivelling head with removable shackle.
With a cast stainless steel swivelling snap shackle. Ideal for quick-release downhauls or vang tackles.
All the appropriate 30mm blocks are available with or without becket.
With or without fairlead. Fairlead prevents line falling away when not under load. Fastenings 5mm.
Features a flexible plastic spring for anti-tumble action. Base Ø 58mm. Fastenings 5mm.
Designed for use on 25mm Ø tubes, with a swivelling action and up-down movement allowing fair lead on control lines. A larger size 3 should be used for final take off on furling lines.
With a plastic backing plate standard (curved backing plate also available) to allow snug attachment to spars etc. Base size 79mm x 43mm. Fastenings 5mm.
A useful block mounted on a stainless steel tang. Fastenings 5mm.
Cam Cleat Blocks
Fitted with Kevlar “K” cams (or plastic where stated). Cam arms are fully adjustable by moving the locking clevis pin to achieve the correct cleating angle. Used in conjunction with the relevant top block , this range of blocks is particularly useful for mainsheet, vang tackles or downhauls on dinghies, dayboats or light cruising yachts.