Ratchet Carbo Blocks
Carbo Ratchet Blocks allow sailors to hand-hold loaded lines and offer balance between holding power and controlled easing.
Nylon resin sideplates are densely packed with long-glass fibers for a compact block with a high strength-to-weight ratio. Machined aluminum sheaves are hardcoat anodized for strength and corrosion resistance. Eight facets hold line securely. Ball bearings, sheave, and sideplates are UV-stabilized with carbon black for maximum protection.
40mm Carbo Ratchet Blocks
The 40 mm ratchets are ideal for jib sheets and spinnakers where size and weight are critical. The 2608, 2609, and 2614 have on/off switches; other 40 mm ratchets are always in ratchet mode.
57mm and 75mmm Carbo Ratchet Blocks
The 57 mm and 75 mm switchable ratchets provide precise on/off control with accessible, easy-to-operate on/off switches on both sides of the block.
For the ultimate system, mount a switchable ratchet in the cockpit and a boom-mounted Ratchamatic® directly above for double holding power in heavy air and a free-running mainsheet when it’s light. The 75 mm provides up to 15:1 holding power; the 57 mm 10:1.
- Main/jib/spinnaker sheets
- Mainsheet fine-tune
- Traveler controls
- Genoa leads
- Sheave Ø 40 mm | 1-9/16 in
- Length 102 mm | 4 in
- Weight 132 g | 4.7 oz
- Shackle pin Ø 4 mm | 5/32 in
- Maximum line Ø 6 mm | 1/4 in
- Maximum working load 136 kg | 300 lb
- Breaking load 272 kg | 600 lb
Note Maximum Working Load and Breaking Load Based On Cam Cleat Strength