Snatch blocks are offered in standard and high-load configurations and are used on offshore boats of all sizes.
Harken Snatch blocks feature low-friction roller/ball bearing sheaves and a unique push-button latch for one-handed operation. The opening side allows sheets to be inserted without reeving.
Urethane sideplates prevent damage to decks, spars, and cabin houses. An integral bail allows blocks to hang from lifelines with shockcord. Snap shackles attach to padeyes and bails, while trunnion shackles attach to toerails and other fixtures.
Mastbase reefing blocks
Spinnaker sheet deflector blocks
High-Load Snatch Blocks
Crew can quickly fasten these opening blocks wherever needed. ULC bearing technology ensures sheaves turn smoothly and maintain efficiency at high loads. Snap-fit Torlon® ball bearings handle thrust loads, and the integral headspacer prevents the hardcoat-anodized sideplates from binding the sheave. The articulating LOUP® soft attachment carries the block’s primary load. Strong, lightweight Velcro® strap holds block closed when sideplates are aligned.
Static line applications
LOUP is a registered trademark of Yale Cordage.
Torlon is a registered trademark of Solvay Advanced Polymers L.L.C.
Velcro is a registered trademark of Velcro Industries B.V.I.