We just received word today from Laser Performance that their Harken Laser Boom Block Kit will finally be available individually in addition to the same all-in-one kit from before. Yay!
This means those of you who have been holding off on upgrading you Laser Boom Blocks because you didn’t want to spring for the cost of the full kit, or didn’t have the time to drill out the rivets can now buy these blocks à la carte.
To me, the big benefit here is the ability to swap out your old traveler block that’s all wrapped up in duct tape or or shrink wrap and make the jump to the sweet Harken Traveler Block. Not only will the ball bearing upper sheave help your Laser Mainsheet ease faster, but you won’t have to deal with the tape or worry about the block coming undone. I think the block can also help by standing up a just a little bit straighter instead of folding off to leeward as the old block might.
For your convenience, here are the links to find out more information on the individual parts of the Harken Laser Boom and Traveler Block Kit.