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A Blocks Newsline Special from Barton

by Barton Marine 22 Sep 10:00 PDT
Servicing a Barton Classic Block © Barton Marine
Dear Customers and Boaters around the world,

We hope you are well and enjoying the last few days of summer, spending lots of time on the water. 

Did you know that our range of blocks includes over 1000 products to cater for every task on boats up to 15m/50ft.  We have dedicated this Newsline to helping you understand our range and choose the right blocks every time to control the power aboard.  Barton is your one stop shop for yacht blocks.


Barton products are becoming more widely available around the world and we are pleased to announce that DeckHardware Marine Solutions Australasia are now partnered with us in the Australian region.  We also have some more very exciting news just over the horizon!
Block Sizes - Tech Specs
Size 0 Single Block with Fixed Head
Size 0
  • SWL 275kg
  • Sheave Dia. 20mm
  • Max Rope Dia. 6mm
Size 1 Triple Block
Size 1 
  • SWL 355kg
  • Sheave Dia. 30mm
  • Max Rope Dia. 8mm
Size 2 Block with Stanchion Head
Size 2 
  • SWL 370kg
  • Sheave Dia. 35mm
  • Max Rope Dia. 8mm
Size 3 Fiddle Block with Snap Shackle and Cam Cleat
Size 3 
  • SWL 400kg
  • Sheave Dia. 45mm
  • Max Rope Dia. 10mm
Size 4-5 Double Upright Block
Size 4/5
  • SWL 750kg
  • Sheave Dia. 54mm
  • Max Rope Dia. 12mm
Size 6 Single Block with Reverse Shackle
Size 6 
  • SWL 1000kg
  • Sheave Dia. 60mm
  • Max Rope Dia. 12mm
Size 7 Block on Stand Up Spring
Size 7
  • SWL 1250kg
  • Sheave Dia. 70mm
  • Max Rope Dia. 14mm
Sheave Type
Plain Bearing Sheave for a Barton Block
Plain Bearing 
  • Precision moulded Acetal sheave running on large diameter brass bearing.  
  • Perfect for high static loads
Ball Bearing Sheave for Barton Block
Ball Bearing
  • Twin rows of Acetal balls running on large diameter centre boss to maximise spread of the load across as many ball bearings as possible
  • 23% reduction in friction compared to plain bearing
  • High performance, low friction for fast constant adjustments
Types of Block Head
Fixed Eye - A plain eye attachment
Snap Shackle - Cast stainless steel swivelling snap shackle - ideal for quick release downhauls or vangs.
Becket - All the appropriate blocks are available with or without becket.
Swivel - Range of 316L stainless steel high load performance swivel shackles.
Double Tang - For use with Barton mast base organiser.
Variloc - Allows swivel to rotate fully or be locked at one of 3 angles.
Reverse Shackle - Allows the shackle to be turned though 90º.
Stand Up - Spring mounted on a fixed base.

Stanchion - Allows block to be mounted straight to a stanchion
Selection of block fixings
Snatch Blocks
Probably the smallest snatch blocks available globally and designed specifically for boats.  Extremely compact and incredibly strong for a huge range of uses afloat.  Available with stainless steel or bronze snap shackle or D shackle.
Wooden Classic Range

Combining the high performance engineering found in our latest line of blocks with classic design to enable classic boat owners to control the power with ease.  Available in a range of sizes from 30 - 80mm Single Fixed Eye and 30 - 45mm double and triple with optional beckets if required.  Our Classic Blocks can be disassembled for servicing and also staining/varnishing to match the look and feel of your boat.
Servicing Classic Blocks 
Servicing a Classic Block - Christian shows how
New Distribution Partners

We are pleased to announce a partnership with DeckHardware Marine Solutions Australasia to distribute our extensive range of deck gear across the Australasia region.  A wide range of our popular, durable and innovative blocks and traveller car systems and accessories alongside the wider range of deck equipment will be available for chandleries, OEMs and riggers to order in September.  Find out more...

Keep your eyes open for more exciting news from Barton about our continued global expansion in the very near future.  We are biting our tongues for now, but all will be revealed soon!
Thanks for reading our Blocks Newsline Special.  It just scratches the surface of the extensive range to show you what Barton offers.  We are aways available to answer your technical questions, so never hesitate to email, phone or get in touch via social media and we can provide an answer.  

Stay safe out there and see you soon out on the water,

The Barton Marine Team
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