The new Harken T2 Soft-Attach Carbo Block is the lightest soft-attach block Harken has ever designed. These high-strength composite blocks have no metal shackles or rivets. The composite sheave spins on ball bearings with curved bearing races for low-friction rolling. Composite sideplates are fiber-reinforced, high-strength nylon resin. Ball bearings, sheave, and sideplates are UV-stabilized for maximum lifespan.
How does a soft-attach block work? An attachment line runs through the block head and sheave and can be attached like a traditional shackle. This helps reduce the load on the sideplates and acts as a backup for the system. The block can also articulate to align with the load for a fair lead, reducing friction. The T2 can be tied, spliced, or lashed to almost anything. Use for traveler controls, mainsheet and vang systems, cascades, bridles, and more.