Harken Carbo Ratchets allow sailors to hand-hold loaded
lines and offer balance between holding power and
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 Hard Lube-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.
The Harken Carbo Ratchamatic is a load-sensing ratchet block that
rolls freely in both directions under low loads and automatically
engages the ratchet as loads increase. Shifting between ratchet
and light-air modes is seamless. Unloaded main and jib sheets
run out freely during mark roundings and asymmetrical
spinnakers free instantly during jibes.
For the ultimate system, mount a Ratchamatic® on the boom
above a cockpit-mounted switchable ratchet to allow the
mainsheet to run freely in light air and to double holding
power in heavy air.
Harken Midrange Hexaratchets grip loaded sheets, yet
allow sailors to ease and trim quickly and with complete
control. A switch on the side engages and disengages
the ratchet mechanism.
Harken Ratchet Blocks
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