Less fatigue, more control -
Ronstan Ratchet Orbit Blocks. The world’s best ratchet block is now
even better. It has all the holding power of its predecessor, but with superior
rope wear performance. It’s lighter, and it’s the only ratchet
block with both manual and full automatic modes.
Control switches on both sides of the block remain accessible whether fitted
on port or starboard side, and the NC-machined alloy sheave and simple mechanism
ensures superb reliability and durability.
It is essential equipment on racing dinghies and sports boats, and when you
want the ultimate holding power.
Manual, Auto and Auto+Manual blocks.
Awesome ratchet block holding power.
Simple and secure attachment.
Smooth easing of sheets.
High performance cleating.
Automatic and manual ratchet in one block - Now you can enjoy
the flexibility of setting up your ratchet blocks to suit yourself.
Ronstan is the only company that offers a ratchet block with both
auto and manual engagement modes*. In auto mode, the ratchet mechanism
engages when load is applied, but switches off when it’s released.
This lets the sheet run out smoothly and freely- great for rapid
easing of the sheet and for gybing asymmetric spinnakers.
In manual mode, the ratchet mechanism can be switched on or off
as required. This is the preferred mainsheet set-up for many top
sailors. Try the block in both modes and see which you prefer – you
really can’t go wrong.
Awesome ratchet block holding power - Quite simply, Ronstan Ratchet
Orbit Blocks™ have the highest holding power available.
The sophisticated NC-machined sheave features Generation 2 of
our patented sheave cross-hole geometry. Its holding power is
up to 25:1, almost double that of our nearest competitor.
The unique sheave design has 12 gripping faces which directly
resist loaded line movement. Traditional designs have only 8 faces
with an angled resistance to line movement. Our Generation 2 design
has straight resistance faces which both distribute the load and
minimise rope wear. These faces are offset from the radial line,
to draw the rope down into the gripping area when under load.
Simple and secure attachment - The Dyneema® Link
is easily fitted and is retained securely by a moulded retainer
flexible link can be left with one end attached to the block
when fitting - no more lost shackle pins.
The system is compatible with Dyneema®/Spectra® strops,
webbing and carbon connection points - much more so than steel