Equiplite fittings generally offer 60% to 90% weight savings over other fittings designed for comparable loads. They use the strongest available UV-tolerant, durable, strong, light, and low-stretch DSK-75 ULTRA (Dyneema) material for its trademarked Equiplite Quick Loops, which carry the loads directly through the center of the sheave.
The blocks employ carbon composite sideplates, aluminum sheaves and low-friction polymer bearings. Equiplite fittings don't fatigue or jam if overloaded. Wear is easily visible, and they don't cause nearly as much damage to humans and standing rigging when they are flogged. They have been proven in grueling endurance races such as the VOR. Use these to save weight everywhere, especially for use in as blocks in barber hauler, tack line, mast base, mainsheet, jib clew, fine trim, mast halyard, and genoa halyard systems.
|Max Line Size (in)||5/8|
|Max Line Size (mm)||16|
|Note||Throat Size: 1-1/16 in (27mm)|
|Safe Working Load (lbs)||3968|
|Safe Working Load (kg)||1800|
|Sheave Diameter (in)||1-7/8|
|Sheave Diameter (mm)||47|