Oxen self-holding blocks offer a real advantage over blocks with cleats! Get fast, simple mainsheet (and jibsheet) control: just pull-to-cleat, then pull-to release! Cleat or uncleat your jib or mainsheet every time without looking and from any position. Cleat from any angle or position on the boat, including the wings, even if your sheet passes over something en route. Line size: 5/16″ to 3/8″. Oxen blocks are easy to install and foolproof to use. Expensive, but the best is rarely cheap!
For a complete set of Oxen blocks with cars, order two each of the following: appropriate cars to fit your boat’s track, stand-up springs, shackles and blocks. The ultimate high tech, self-holding jib block! For serious crews of cats without jib traveler cars, including Prindle 16, Nacra 5.5, and Hobie® 20. This block has a 3″ sheave with pin and becket and has no exterior cleats. Each.
Murrays offers a rebuilding service for Oxen blocks; please contact us for details. Replacement parts for Oxen blocks can be located in the Murrays online store by searching for “05-0761-.” Download an Oxen block parts breakdown above (Additional Info PDF) for more parts information.