Wichard stainless steel blocks are engineered to withstand the harshest conditions imaginable.
Marine grade 316L Stainless Steel, for maximum corrosion resistance and durability.
Ideal for dinghies, catamarans, and other light duty applications.
Specifications & Pricing:Product Type: Wichard Stainless Steel Single Mast Step Block With Clevis - Maximum Line Size: 3/8" - Model # WIC-30145 - Sheave Diameter: 1 3/4" (45 mm) - Length: 4 1/8" (105 mm) - Width: 2" (50 mm) - Thickness: 1" (24 mm) - Weight: 3.7 oz (104 g) - Safe Working Load: 1,235 lbs (560 kg) - Breaking Load: 1,764 lbs (800 kg) - Price: $37.82 each
Combine this purchase with other items in our store for discounted shipping.
Low load applications on larger yachts.
Available in a single size.
Precision forged in France.
Widely recognized for their first-rate materials, design and workmanship, Wichard products are highly documented, ISO 9001 certified, and backed by a 5-year warranty.
All Wichard hardware is forged, and when stressed to its limits, will show signs of deformation first and will never break suddenly.
Only by forging alloy steel is it possible to create a roller block design so unique, so strong and so simple to operate.
Most marine hardware can be divided into two distinct groups these days.
Cheap junk made with little, if any, thought to the impact its production has on the environment or the workers involved - or high quality gear made from materials designed to last, by companies that care.
We prefer to carry the latter.
Plastic and nylon parts are durable for a while and they satisfy price sensitive shoppers. Their production, however, creates numerous toxins, and eventually enough sunshine or stress will cause them to break.
Chrome, nickel, and zinc plating can protect metal surfaces for years, but their initial production, especially in third-world countries can cause devastating harm.
Painted parts are effective for a while, but paint production is usually nasty, and as it chips and goes over the side, paint carries its own poisons along.
At greenboatstuff.com we choose to carry aluminum, brass, bronze, stainless steel, and occasionally wood hardware.
In an imperfect world we know these choices are not entirely without their faults.
In our opinion, however, they satisfy our criteria for high quality, long lasting products that do the job well while inflicting minimal, if any, harm.
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