The sailboat hardware market and the architectural rigging market are worlds apart, but in Australia they're both dominated by one powerhouse player. Ronstan 's end-to-end design, manufacture and distribution operation has grown to become the only serious competitor.
Ronstan believes that they owe much of their success to their close ties with yacht racing’s elite competitors. The challenge of producing top-end, innovative hardware to satisfy the extreme demands of racing conditions has led to many of the technical breakthroughs that have put them on top. Ronstan continues to actively participate in the promotion of sailing, both for pleasure and competition, and many of their staff are active sailors themselves. Ronstan continually stives for innovation which shines through their latest product lines.
About Ronstan Constrictor Rope Clutches
Unlike conventional rope clutches the Ronstan Constrictor system does not crush the rope between two metal surfaces. Instead, the loaded rope is held securely in a textile sock, itself attached to an anchor base. The rope runs freely through the sock in one direction, but is gripped instantly within the sock when running out in the opposite direction. The ronstan constrictor increases the holding power as the load inceases.
About Ronstan Batt Car Systems
Ronstan makes traditional track batt car systems as well as an innovative trackless system. The patented Ballslide T Ronstan systemuses the existing luff groove of the mast, so that no track needs to be installed. The Series 6 Ballslide T cars have captive ball bearings for free-running performance, and can easily be loaded and unloaded from the mast when fitting or removing the mainsail.
Ronstan Captive Ball Batten Car systems are designed to provide strength and simplicity. - The all-new Captive Ball Ronstan Batten car system combining the performance of ball bearing cars and the convenience of easy removal of mainsail and cars from the mast.
About Ronstan Blocks
Ronstan core blocks are designed to be anall round solution. A tuned 2-stage bearing system provides excellent performance across the full working load range with an integrated thrust bearing feature and the resilience to handle high dynamic or static loads. Acetal sheave, alloy cheeks and stainless fixings complete the durable package. Ronstan Core blocks are a great choice for sheets, halyards and control line applications for cruising and racing.
Ronstan Ball Bearing Orbit Block s boast the highest strength-to-weight ratio available. Less friction provides you with ultimate performance. This is achieved through all-composite reinforced polymer materials and a Dyneema® rope link head. The precision design of Ronstan Orbit blocks allows the optimum number of ball bearings in loaded areas and eliminates them in inactive areas.
Ronstan Series All purpose (AP) block s are a great all around solution. Ronstan All purpose blocks use self-lubricating Acetal polymer sheaves running on polished stainless steel races perform equally well with dynamic loads and high static loads.
Ronstan Utility Blocks feature stainless steel cheeks and Acetal sheaves ensure a long service life with virtually no maintenance. Ronstan utility blocks use hollow rivets in the block heads can be fitted with shackles, which can also be used to add a becket for extra purchase.
About Ronstan Furlers
Ronstan Sailboat Furlers are known for their proven design, performance and reliability. Ronstan Furlers have been developed over recent years for use by some of the world's top racing syndicates. Encouraged by their feedback, a number of design enhancements have been incorporated, resulting in the standard range of furlers that now put great performance and reliability within the reach of cruising and racing sailors.