Monday 09 January 2012
Barton Marine display latest additions to deck hardware range
Tullett Prebon Boat Show, 6 – 15 January 2012, Stand E310
Barton Marine, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sail and deck hardware will display its latest additions to the deck hardware range at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show. The range now includes the recent Mast Base Organiser, the new Series 0 Cheek Block and the redesigned Swivel Bullseye.
Mast Base Organiser
Offering a unique solution to the managing of mast control lines that lead back to the cockpit, the Mast Base Organiser accommodates up to four double tang blocks (not supplied) which are mounted on individual stainless steel swivel posts, all secured with just three deck fixing points. The Mast Base Organiser is designed to work in conjunction with Barton’s range of deck organisers, rope clutches and winches, and is fitted close to the mast base so that the main halyard, reefing lines and the topping lift can be fed through.
The safety benefits of hoisting, lowering and reefing the mainsail from the cockpit are well reported but are not an easy retro-fit option on older cruising yachts with traditional rigs. Owners now have this option without the need for expensive fabrication or numerous fittings drilled into the deck.
Barton’s ‘Spectro’ grey anodising system gives the Mast Base Organiser a smooth, superior appearance as well as ensuring that the unit is well protected in the demanding marine environment.
New Series 0 Cheek Block
The Series 0 range of blocks is commonly used on dinghies and day-boats or as lead blocks on larger craft. The new cheek block completes the Series 0 block range and its simple, functional design is available in two options: plain bearing or ball bearing. The plain bearing design has a precision moulded acetal sheave that runs on a large diameter brass bearing, which ensures free running under the highest of loads.
The ball bearing option features acetal sheaves and delrin ball bearings, again running on a large diameter centre boss. This creates additional space for extra load-bearing balls which ensures a low friction performance, even under high loads. The Series 0 Cheek Block is perfect for vertical or horizontal flush mounting on masts, booms or deck.
Also new to the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show stand this year is the redesigned Swivel Bullseye. Fitted with a Kevlar ‘K’ cam cleat, it now features a new design stainless steel swivel post and arm, which ensures the line can be pulled from any angle and still be cleated. The unit is 45 grams lighter than its predecessor, weighing in at 172 grams, making it the ideal product for cabin top control lines up to 12mm.
The products will be available on the Navimo UK stand, E310 at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show. Retailers also stocking Barton Marine products at the show include Jimmy Green Marine, stand E311 and TCS Chandlery, stand E302.
For more information about the Barton Marine range of products, visit the award-winning website www.bartonmarine.com.