Rontan’s midget cheek block is a Hobie® 18 and Prindle downhaul and turning block.
Stainless steel cheeks and Acetal sheaves ensure a long service life with virtually no maintenance. Hollow rivets in the block heads can be fitted with shackles, which can also be used to add a becket for extra purchase.
Specifications: 3/4″ sheave diameter, 3/16″ maximum line diameter; 330 lb. maximum working load; 990 lb. breaking load. Hobie Cat® #1140000; Ronstan #RF661.
For Hobie® 18, use 7′ of downhaul line.
Use rivets sku #19-5033 to mount to an aluminum mast.