Seldén Mast launches new block range

Seldén Mast is introducing a new range of soft attachment blocks at the 2021 virtual RYA Dinghy Show taking place this weekend.

The company says many sailors now opt for a soft attachment block, to reduce weight and increase breaking load. Soft attachment blocks can also offer greater articulation than a conventional shackle or strap block.

Seldén’s new soft attachment block is compact, minimising play in the sheave. A ball bearing cage within the sheave spreads the loads more evenly, maximising performance and improving longevity.

The product, the company says, is ideal for upgrading and refining dinghy cascade systems, kickers and mainsheet and jib control systems.

Blocks come in three sizes, with varying Safe Working Loads (SWL) and line sizes.

S20 (20mm) with a SWL of 100kg and a max. line size of 6mm. The soft shackle max. size is 4mm. RRP £12.22
S30 (30mm) with a SWL of 200kg and a max. line size of 8mm. The soft shackle max. size is 5mm. RRP £17.46
S40 (40mm) with a SWL of 250kg and a max. line size of 10mm. The soft shackle max. size is 6mm. RRP £24.45

In addition to the new soft attachment block, Seldén has refined its manual ratchet block. The new R60, with improved ratchet technology, will have a SWL of 250kg and a maximum line size of 10mm.

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