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Old 21 April 2011, 08:20   #1
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Sailing stuff - Need some Holt Allen blocks

Yeah Yeah wrong place, but some of you have two track minds..... (or know the UK chandlery market)

I need to get hold of some Holt Allen blocks for a (gasp) sail boat. They are two Holt Allen 38mm Single Macro High Tension Block SKU: HA4196 and one 38mm High Tension Macro Single, Becket HA4396. They are for a cascading mainsheet system on an A class catamaran. Nearly as fast as a rib, and just as exciting!

Can find them in the catalogue, but no-one seems to sell them online.

They are made in the UK, so can anyone point me to an online chandler who could fossik them out for me?
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Old 21 April 2011, 08:35   #2
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Holt Allen no longer exist.

Half of 'Holt Allen' is now just HOLT

Half of 'Holt Allen' is now Allen Brothers

Most of the original blocks went to Allen Brothers - here are the manufacturers pages of the blocks you want:

38mm Single Macro High Tension Block SKU: HA4196
is now just A4196 from Allen Brothers
i.e. LDC Sailing

38mm High Tension Macro Single, Becket: HA4396
is now just A4396 from Allen Brothers
i.e.
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Old 21 April 2011, 08:41   #3
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Does it have to be holt? Normally the other manufacturers have very similar ranges - Harken or Ronstan etc. or is the holt one 1 gramme lighter so you don't overload your A-class

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Old 01 May 2011, 03:21   #4
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Thanks guys, missed your replies, so please don't think I was being rude.

Tony thanks for that lead, LDC didn't have them in stock but I think I can get them from P&B. Been quite hassle finding them, so thats great.

The Allen blocks seem to have a nice price/ performance fit and I know they work in this system.

And as for the weight - hmmm - I wish it was down to grams, but unfortunately I know where the next few kilos come from and it isn't the boat!
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