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What’s so special about the Ronstan Orbit Range?

Ronstan orbit block range a lashing block on a rope credit Ronstan

Image Credits: Ronstan
Well known around the world, Ronstan is a great choice for blocks and sheaves for a variety of sailors. They have developed a number of ranges from the basic Utility range to the advanced precision Orbit range.

Ino-ending - The end of the line?

 

INo Ending

 

 

When it comes to the Ino-block range, the manufacturer firmly believes that simplicity is key, and we tend to agree with them.

Based on the same concept as the innovative Ino-block, the Ino-ending block has been stripped of many of the shortcomings of a traditional block. No central metal axle that could warp or crack, no pins or shackles that could shatter, no ball bearings or other complex moving parts. Instead the block has been reduced to three simple pieces.

The Difference between Plain, Ball and Roller Bearings

Karver KB Blocks at mastbase

Deck blocks are evolving. Bearings are constantly improving, as manufacturers endeavour to minimize friction in different load cases.

 

Types of bearings

Apart from number of sheaves, blocks can also be categorised by their bearings.

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Plain bearings: Although the name itself sounds quite vague, these are smooth, solid surfaces that
move across each other. The sheave rotates across the central hub. 

Sailing Blocks- Basic Glossary

 
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Different types of sailing blocks have been designed to cover all types of sailing controls. But, do you know your Fiddle from your BecketThe following definitions, or in this case ablockssary, will help you understand basic block terminology.

We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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