With the new T18™ block's 125 kg (275 lb) working load and and 7.2 g (0.25
oz) weight, this tiny block is our lightest soft-attach and the perfect complement
to Harken’s popular T2™ line. It installs anywhere and articulates
for perfect lead angles. A stainless grooved race and stainless balls vastly
increase working load, while the non-load-bearing components are made of lightweight
and impact-resistant composites.
We combined the best features of our tried-and-true 16 mm block, with the
new T2 soft-attach block line and came up with the T18", says Product
Manager Evan Thompson. "The T18 is ideal for skiff, dinghy, and
beach cat racers who are always looking for ways to shave off pounds."
A select group of racers recently put the T18 through its paces at
the windy 2011 F18 North American Championships, installing the blocks
and other high-load control systems—including the jib. In a regatta that
saw 20 knot winds and 5 foot seas, the T18 performed flawlessly, receiving
resounding thumbs up from the competitors.
The 18 mm block accommodates lines up to 5 mm (3/16") and includes 1 meter
(3.28 ft) of 1.8 mm (1/16") Dyneema® for lashing. The T18 bearings
and inner race are made with 316 stainless steel while the fiber-reinforced
resin sideplates reduce weight.
Part Number: 2698