Harken Lead Rings are simple, weight-saving devices used to route
line for jib in-haulers, twings, barberhaulers, lazy jacks, cascading backstays
and other applications requiring minimal fine-tune adjustments. Rings are
Hard Lube-anodized 6061-T6 aluminum for a smooth, slippery surface, and
with no moving parts, wear is minimal.
Harken Lead Rings should only
be used for applications with
high static loads, where trimming
angles aren’t acute, or where only
minor adjustments are needed.
They will definitely save you
weight in your vang system,
but you’ll be adding friction to
the line compared to freerunning
ball bearing blocks.