This is a very strong ring constructed of 3/16” stainless steel, that is bent, not welded, with an Allen 20mm ball bearing block incorporated into the ring. This ring also features a nylon shockcord keeper or attachment point below the block.
Greatly simplifies your trapeze system. Inside the handle is a Servo cam cleat opened by depressing one or both buttons on either end of the handle. To adjust the length of the trapeze, hold onto the Servo Grip and pull yourself an inch towards it, press one of the buttons at the side with your thumb to open the cleat (shortening the trapeze), pull yourself closer tothe grip until you have reached the desired position. Shock cord automatically tightens the line (extending the trapeze); pull in more rope using your hip and release the button so the cleat clamps the line again.
RWO manufactures a number of trapeze and tug handles. Use these to set-up your trapeze system from the simplest to the most sophisticated. The R4113 is called a --Karate-- handle because if you karate chop them they will swivel so you can grab them. They have a soft rubber cap on the end. The R4110 is a closed trapeze handle with a comfortable grip and a flange for attaching cleats. The R4120 is your basic inexpensive but still very popular plain black handle. These handles are made of polished stainless steel and plastic. The R1899 tug handle is gray in color and has a 1/4 inch diameter through-hole.
Polished stainless steel 3/16 inch stock. Part No. R4100 is a double height hoist ring (7-1/4 inches long). Part No. R4094 has an RWO Nova plain-bearing block attached to the hoist ring (overall 5-1/4 inches long).
The Lazyhook is a self orientating trapeze ring allowing the sailor to hook on after wire to wire manoeuvres regardless of the orientation of the trapeze handle. This enables single handed sailors to perform consistent wire to wire manoeuvres. It also allows the crews of double handed dinghies to concentrate on trimming without having to hook their helms on after manoeuvres.
The Lazyhook concept was first devised from the Musto Skiff class where competitive gain could be sought using wire to wire tacking and gybing techniques. However the current popular bobble trapeze handle and 2:1 adjuster could leave the helm unable to hook on, as the trapeze ring would be orientated the wrong way. A modified version of a stock trapeze hook used by a fellow Musto Skiff sailor offered the sailor an initial self orientating trapeze hook system. The Lazyhook is developed from this principle however the integral tube and bearing system limit out of plane rotation to ease hooking and unhooking.
The Lazyhook has also shown to be of value in double handed trapeze classes where historically a misaligned hook would be clipped on by the crew. This allows the crew to focus on trimming, driving the boat forward out of manoeuvres.
The Lazyhook is constructed from 316 grade stainless steel as required in a marine environment. Its simple design and sturdy construction ensures product longevity in the most demanding of dinghy classes.