Ronstan Series 55 Orbit Ratchet Block. Up to 20:1 holding power. Smooth easing of sheets. High performance cleating. Swivel shackle head for unlimited block rotation. Stainless steel shackle head and compatibility with sharp fixing points. Automatic & manual ratchet block.
Now you can enjoy the flexibility of setting up your ratchet blocks to suit yourself. Ronstan is the only company that offers a ratchet block with both auto and manual engagement modes. In the auto mode of the ratchet mechanism engages when load is applied, but switches off when it’s released. This lets the sheet run out smoothly and freely-great for rapid easing of the sheet and for gibing asymmetric spinnakers. In manual mode, the ratchet mechanism can be switched on or off as required. This is the preferred mainsheet set-up for may top sailors. Try the block in both modes and see which you prefer – you really can’t go wrong. Awesome ratchet block holding power. Quite simply, Ronstan Ratchet Orbit Blocks? have the highest holding power available. The sophisticated NC-machined sheave features Generation 2 of our patented sheave cross-hole geometry. Its holding power is up to 21:1, almost double that of our nearest competitor. The unique sheave design has 12 gripping faces which directly resist loaded line movement. Traditional designs have only 8 faces with an angled resistance to line movement. Our Generation 2 design has straight resistance faces which both distribute the load and minimise rope wear. These faces are offset from the radial line, to draw the rope down into the gripping area when under load. APPLICATIONS: Mainsheet systems and spinnaker sheets on dinghies, sports boats and small keel boats to 8m. Also for Halyard, vang and backstay applications on boats to 8m and
spinnaker sheets on sports boats and small keel boats (lateral lead blocks). MATERIALS: Sheave: Anodised Aluminium. Ball Bearings: High compression strength carbon black Acetal
Frame/Cheeks: Toughened, glass fibre reinforced Nylon. Rope Link: UV stabilised, multi-strand impregnated SK75 Dyneema?. Head fitting: grade 316 stainless steel. Ball Bearings: High compression strength carbon black Acetal. Sheave : Hard anodised aluminium. Dimensions: Sheave ? 55 mm Max. Rope ? 10 mm Pin ? 5 mm M.W.L. 250 kg B. L. 650 kg Weight 82 g