Mouse Over to Zoom
Click to Enlarge

LEWMAR60mm HTX Fiddle/Becket/Cam Block


In stock online.
Model # 12873568 | Mfg # 29196039UPC # 743683204265
60mm HTX Fiddle/Becket/Cam Block




60mm HTX Fiddle/Becket/Cam Block

Name Value
Becket Becket
Diameter 3/8 Inch or 10 mm
Direction Any
Integral Cleat Integral Cam
Mount Type Swivel Shackle
Ratchet Non Ratcheting
Safe Working Load 2425 Pounds
Sheave Diameter 60 mm
Type Single Fiddle
Weight 16.22 Ounces

Product Overview

High quality blocks that have evolved from years of experience.

60mm fiddle blocks with becket and cam cleat are great for boom vangs, backstays and other applications that require a 4:1 purchase that are not cleated remotely. The medium sheave is compatible with 1/2" line.

The HTX line is Lewmar’s answer to the racer/cruiser looking for a top quality block with racing type performance without having to pay a Grand Prix price. A collaboration with boat builders and sailors blended with years of manufacturing experience with have resulted in strong, efficient blocks made to handle high loads of today’s smaller diameter lines.

Aluminum cheeks add strength and rigidity to the block and serve as an excellent foundation for a combination of plain and ball bearings. The center plain bearing provides efficiency for high loads while Delrin® ball bearings handle the side thrust loads. Safe working loads and maximum line diameter is clearly marked on the edge of the durable and UV resistant acetal sheave.

The head pin design comes from a page out of Lewmar’s racing book. The stainless steel pin swivels freely, but can be locked in one position with a grub screw locking mechanism similar to those found on racing blocks. Included shackles are 316 stainless steel for superior corrosion resistance.

It takes high quality materials, the knowledge of sailors and builders, and race proven design to produce a block of this caliber at a racer/cruiser price point.

Key Features

  • Reliable, quality block designed for racer/cruiser applications
  • Engineered for high loads and reduced diameter lines
  • Aluminum cheeks add strength and rigidity
  • Plain central bearing handles high loads with efficiency
  • Delrin® (acetal) ball bearings control side loads
  • Head pin design based on racing level blocks
  • Grub screw locking mechanism secures blocks in a fixed position
  • Acetal sheave features clearly labeled safe working load and maximum line diameter
  • Ideal for frequently adjusted loads
  • Compatible with 1/2" line
  • Ideal for:
    • Boom vangs
    • Backstay systems
    • Halyard tuning systems
    • Other 4:1 systems

Selection Guide

Sheave DiameterCompatible LineHead Post DiameterShackle Post Pin Diameter
50mm3/8" (10mm)3/8" (9.4mm)3/16" (5mm)
60mm1/2" (12mm)15/32" (11.9mm)1/4" (6mm)
72mm9/16" (14mm)21/32" (16.5mm)3/8" (9.8mm)
90mm5/8" (16mm)25/32" (19.8mm)25/64" (10mm)


The West Advisor articles have answered boaters' questions and provided solutions to boating problems for more than 20 years. West Marine has compiled one of the Web's most comprehensive collections of technical boating information articles.

Related West Advisor Articles


Product Q & A