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Ronstan Soft Attachment Snatch Blocks

$106.95$1,052.95 incl GST


Ronstan Soft Attachment Snatch Blocks:

  • Available to buy full block and soft shackle, block body only or just the soft shackle!


  • Soft shackle retained by elastomer guides
  • high strength aluminium dog bone allows for easy attachment and removal of the block
  • Cheek plates twist to open the block and close with spring loaded ball lock securing in place
  • Primary bearing and thrust washers for optimum dynamic and static performance

Designed from the outset to deliver outstanding performance, these blocks achieve the highest ratings for dynamic load vs sheave diameter in our keelboat block range. They are built to perform and built to last. Every SA Block features fully machined, anodised aluminium cheek plates. Sheaves run on duplex stainless steel hubs and incorporate precision composite journal bearings and thrust washers. The soft attachment is a purpose designed Dyneema® SK99 cord shackle with high strength aluminium dog bone.

Ultimate dynamic and static load performance:

SA Blocks incorporate a full contact, self-lubricating composite journal bearing running on a polished duplex stainless steel hub, to maintain low friction performance under heavy dynamic and static loads.
Thrust washers in the same composite material are positioned between the sheave and the cheek plates to handle the high side loads that can be generated when line entry and exit alignment is not ideal. Testing has shown reduced friction and greater durability than ball bearings in this application.

Attach, detach and open:

The soft shackle provides a simple means of attachment, secured with the high strength aluminium dog bone but easily opened when necessary to detach the block.
With the shackle open a gentle rotation of the cheek plates opens the head of the block so it can be fitted to a standing line. To close the block, rotate the cheeks back to the closed position until the spring loaded ball lock secures them in place. No additional external straps or bands required.

Soft shackle with high strength aluminium dog bone:

Drawing on the expertise of Nodus Factory, many design iterations were tested before finalising specifications of the Dyneema® SK99 cord shackle and high strength aluminium dog bone.
Proprietary Nodus Factory splicing techniques and fibre surface coating ensure secure load transfer from the block and maximum durability.

Aluminium alloy cheek plates & sheaves:

Block cheeks and sheaves are precision machined from high strength aluminium alloy, then anodised for durability and corrosion resistance. The soft attachment through the hub provides a protective buffer between the block and boat surfaces. Retaining guides in soft elastomer ensure that the block remains aligned within the soft shackle.

A multitude of applications:

Suited to temporary or permanent line deflection, load carrying and snatch block applications including:

  • 2:1 Main halyards
  • Headsail and spinnaker sheets
  • Mast base halyard deflection
  • Running backstays
  • Ideal for lead or floating blocks for headsail sheet trimming
  • Mast base blocks
  • Temporary lead blocks for sheet deflection, barber haulers and tack lines
  • Spare or replacement block for general use


Additional information

Weight N/A

42mm / RF47109 With Soft Shackle, 60mm / RF67109 With Soft Shackle, 75mm / RF77109 With Soft Shackle, 42mm / RF47109NS No Soft Shackle, 60mm / RF67109NS No Soft Shackle, 75mm / RF77109NS No Soft Shackle, RF7008-09 Soft Shackle Only, RF7010-13 Soft Shackle Only, RF7014-16 Soft Shackle Only