Harken introduce Carbo T2 blocks
Harken's Carbo T2 is the first block with no fasteners, rivets, or other metal parts to add weight. Its composite structure makes T2 the lightest soft-attach block Harken has ever designed. Applied industrial design and new branding gives this patent-pending block a hot new look that appeals to racing sailors both young, and young at heart.
T2 blocks have been tested by Harken-sponsored Olympic and world class sailors and received rave reviews for their flexibility, strength, and smooth operation. "Harken's new soft-attach blocks are so light, smooth rolling, and dependable, I don't even know they're there," said Harken Speed Team sailor Andrew Campbell, a Star and Laser champion.
"Every sailor rigs their boat differently, so in addition to lightening the block, the soft-attach method was an important factor in the T2 design concept," said Evan Thompson, product line manager. "One style T2 uses a loop, the other a length of line. Both tying methods route attachment line through the block head and sheave, reducing load on the sideplates and acting as a safety backup for your system."
The loop slides through the block head and over the anchor post for a secure connection. No knots, splices, or tools required! The T2 Loop is available in 40 mm and 57 mm single sizes. A SK75 Dyneema loop is included.
The T2 can tie, splice, or lash to almost anything and comes in 29 mm, 40 mm, and 57 mm sizes. A length of covered Spectra line is included.