Harken Adds 5T Wide and 8T to Grand-Prix V™ Block Line

6/6/2017

5T-wide_8T-V-Block.pngReviews of Harken's V™ block line by Grand-Prix racers have been tremendously positive and there have been numerous requests for more sizes-and they are now available!

The 5T wide allows one sheave to hold two 14 mm lines for sail changes, or a single larger line that requires a small deflection. MWL is 5000 kg (11,000 lb).

The 8T is the largest, strongest V block Harken offers. MWL is 8000 kg (17,600 lb).

"Our two new sizes are providing racers with V block performance across a wider range of usage applications," said Mark Wiss, Director of New Business Development. "Like our other blocks in the line, they are available off the shelf and ready for immediate delivery."

These strong, sophisticated, but simple lightweight loop blocks feature twin bearing sets of angled titanium rollers that surpass any block Harken has ever tested for efficiency at high loads, while spinning freely at low loads for smooth easing in light air. V blocks are easy to disassemble for inspection and maintenance.  

Sideplates are available in anodized aluminum only.

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