Racers can trim yet more weight off their masts and booms with Harken’s new Carbo Pivoting Lead Blocks: high-strength, glass-reinforced composite blocks that are up to 25 percent lighter than the stainless classic versions they replace. The blocks provide working loads up to 300lb, and can be used on everything from sheets and halyards aboard small boats to control lines on larger boats. Because they pivot, they are especially well suited for use on rotating masts. They also work well as boom-mounted mainsheet blocks. The blocks’ high-load ball bearings, sheaves and sideplates are all corrosion proof and UV-stabilized for maximum weather resistance. Carbo Pivoting Lead Blocks are available in 29mm and 40mm sizes with aluminum or Carbo Cam Cleats.
From $51. Harken, harken.com