At 7.2 g (.25 oz), Harken’s T18™ 18mm soft-attach block ties, splices, lashes anywhere and is perfect for downhauls, outhauls, and other lightweight control systems on beach cats, dinghies and skiffs.
Racers like soft attachments because they are much, much lighter than shackles and metal attachments. They won’t scratch or ding your deck and they are flexible, which means they align almost perfectly for a fair lead. You can mount them in a wider variety of places like booms and they won’t bang against your boat (or your head!). However, soft attachments require regular attention to ensure they are in good condition. You should only consider using them if you frequently inspect your equipment or have a professionally maintained boat.
The T18 bearings and inner race are made with 316 stainless steel and the sideplates are fiber-reinforced nylon resin to reduce weight.
- Sheave diameter: 23/32" (18mm)
- Length: 1-1/8" (28mm)
- Weight: .25 oz (7.2 g)
- Maximum line diameter: 3/16" (5mm)
- Maximum working load: 275 lb (125 kg)
- Breaking load: 992 lb (450 kg)
- Length of line is included.