For Headsail Sheet Leads on Boats up to 26 Ft (8m)
Series 25mm (1")
Lightweight Composite jib lead cars continue the design philosophy of the award winning Ronstan BB and RT "Orbit Blocks", with virtually all metal components now replaced with high-tech polymers and fiber equivalents. The car design has been modelled and optimized using finite element analysis and rapid prototyping techniques to achieve maximum strength-to-weight characteristics. "Orbit Block" models use a "Dyneema" Link, which is 10 times stronger and lighter than steel, to provide the articulated connection between block and car.
Integrated Functionality The clever 2-piece car body is molded from a composite material that delivers low friction on the alloy track without the need for separate inserts. It also provides the required mechanical strength without the weight and corrosion drawbacks of metal parts. An integrated becket at the forward end of the car suits 2:1 sheet systems, and the removable threaded pin allows easy fitting of alternate blocks and accessories.
Low Profile and Compact Sleek styling and the positioning of the attachment pin provide a low lead aft for the lead block. The "Dyneema" Link allows full articulation. The plunger stop button has a flush finish, and the contoured form of the car eliminates the chance of lines and sails becoming snagged.
Precise Adjustment The ergonomic plunger stop toggle combined with low friction of the car body allows for easy one-handed adjustment. The toggle is located at the rear of the car for easy access from the cockpit on sports boats and small keel boats. An arrow is located on the side to indicate the position of the stop for repeatable settings.
Toughened, glass fiber-reinforced nylon slide
Low profile and lightweight
Removable attachment pin to suit either "Dyneema" Link or a shackle