Harken 75mm Carbo Ratchet Block with Becket and recessed switch allows changes in the modes between ratchet and free spin.
Carbo Ratchets allow sailors to hand-hold loaded lines and offer balance between holding power and controlled easing. Lightweight Carbo Ratchets are available in 40mm, 57mm and 75mm sizes. All the Carbo Ratchets feature a recessed On-Off switch that is easily operated from either side. The 40mm cam-arm versions work in ratchet mode only. Commonly 75mm blocks are for the main and spinnakers on larger FJs, 420's and large sportboats.
The 40mm, 57mm and 75mm Carbo Ratchamatic® is adjustable for many applications and weather conditions. The load-sensing ratchet block rolls freely in both directions under low loads, then engages the ratchet automatically as loads increase. With 180 degree wrap, you get a 15:1 holding power.
Ratchet blocks are hand and crew savers
Double holding power in heavy air
Allows a line to be eased instantly with control
On/Off switch allows the ratchet to be turned off in light air