57mm Carbo Air® Flip-Flop Block
|Diameter||3/8 Inch or 10 mm|
|Integral Cleat||No Integral Cleat|
|Length||4 5/16 Inches|
|Mount Type||Mechanical Fasteners|
|Safe Working Load||792 Pounds|
|Sheave Diameter||57 mm|
Low-friction 57mm Carbo Air® Flip-Flop Block is lightweight, strong, reliable—and affordable. 30 percent lighter and 60 percent stronger than equivalent blocks. Sideplates are UV-stabilized, high-strength resin. Ball bearings are made from engineered plastic in fitted ball races.
Flip-Flop blocks pivot around the line axis to keep the line close to the deck. Hinged construction allows for various lead angles. The 57mm Carbo Air® blocks have an enormous working range that makes them ideal for main and jib sheets, spinnaker halyards and control lines. This range handles loads similar to Harken’s 3" standard blocks. Recipient of both the Dame Award and Sail Magazine's Freeman-Pittman Award for innovation.
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