Tufnol is a traditional laminated plastic material made from phenolic resin and woven cotton or linen fabric. It is strong and light, and provides an economical, low maintenance and traditional solution for sailing boat blocks.
Our Tufnol blocks are manufactured in the Netherlands with solid stainless steel frames and brass bush bearings.
The single Tufnol block, fitted with a fixed eye, comes in four sizes to work with ropes from 10mm through to 16mm.
|Shell Size||Rope Size*||Sheave |
|Safe Working |
|2-1/4" (58mm)||10mm||30mm||Approx. 800kg||400kg|
|2-3/4"" (70mm)||12mm||35mm||Approx 1110kg||555kg|
|3-3/4" (95mm)||14mm||50mm||Approx 2000kg||1000kg|
|4-3/4" (120mm)||16mm||63mm||Approx 2190kg||1095kg|
* Note - we recommend choosing products one rope size size larger than indicated to ensure adequate free movement.