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Looking for a lightweight, silky-smooth block that won’t shy away from a serious workout? Schaefer’s new M-Series blocks come in three sizes (66mm, 82mm, and 100mm) with five attachment options (singles, webbing/lashing singles, stand-up spring, halyard lead, and foot blocks). The blocks feature Torlon rollers and Delrin ball bearings in the sheave. This combination, coupled with a computer-machined aluminum body, results in a featherweight block that can handle high loads with low-friction performance. From $130. Schaefer Marine, Inc. 508-995-9511, www.schaefermarine.com

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