Sailrite® has all the high-performance sailing blocks you need to give your vessel a high-tech upgrade. From cruising sailboats to small dinghies, these marine blocks and fairleads will provide you with fast trim and release under high and low loads. Sailrite has various types of blocks, including bullet blocks, micro blocks and cheek blocks for sailboats of several sizes. We also have the right sailboat fairlead for your vessel to help contain, deflect or correct the lead angle of control lines. Sailrite stocks marine fairleads and blocks only by the industry’s best, including Harken® and Ronstan, to ensure the best in rugged performance and durability during high-stakes racing and intense cruising.
When it comes to blocks, Harken is really the obvious choice. This longtime sailing hardware manufacturer makes blocks for both small and large boats, including a line of exceptionally well-made ball bearing blocks. For small boats, we recommend choosing Harken Micro Blocks, which are made with Delrin® ball bearings and stainless steel side plates that provide low friction and a lighter weight without compromising strength. Harken’s Cheek Bullet Blocks are also designed for small boat performance but use a roller bearing construction and aluminum sheaves for high strength and corrosion resistance.
We’re also a proud purveyor of Ronstan blocks boasting some of the highest strength-weight ratios available. These styles also implement ball bearings for minimum friction. Here at Sailrite, we’re committed to helping our customers make the most out of their DIY projects. Although these blocks are specifically designed for hard-wearing sailing applications, these components can also be used for non-marine applications. For example, we recommend the use of Harken blocks when creating the pulley system for our Slide-On Wire-Hung Canopy.