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The ratchet switch broke off our standup mainsheet harken block. I don't specifically miss the feature, but as I realize this block itself is the only part I have not replaced for wear or breakage, I am contemplating its replacement.
Would anyone have the part number or description of our 75mm Harken Block?
Is there a class-approved replacement I should be considering?
Is the ratchet function used at all? Should I forego it if an option? I had not realized it was there at all until we broke it.
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It's a Harken Hexaratchet block. Google it and you'll see various sizes and configurations (swivel, becket, cam cleat, etc.). I usually have the ratchet off but in heavy air it is helpful.