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Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats

Rig-Rite, Inc.
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Halyard Locks & Ball Swage Hooks


Halyard Locks & Ball Swage Hooks

Racing Boats, especially, use a variety of Ball Swage Hooks or special Main Halyard Locks. Mounted at the Masthead, they have the advantage of reducing the halyard compression load on the Mast by half. On smaller boats they are used closer to the deck for convenience and repeatability of sail hoist height. Once the Lock is engaged the Mainsail is tensioned using a downhaul or Cunningham.
Ball Swage Hooks are used with a wire swage ball, usually a MS20664-__ single shank ball, of a size appropriate for the wire.

Halyard Locks for Ball Swages
Track Mounted Ball Swage Hooks
Special Halyard Locks


Halyard Locks for Ball Swages - Mast Mount
1/16" Ball Swage Halyard Locks
Masthead Halyard Lock for 1/16" Ball Swage: K-230A:
SS Masthead Halyard Lock for 1/16" Ball Swage. Formed plate attaches at the top of the mast on the forward side, halyard runs under the fitting. Ball Swage is locked in place by pulling the halyard forward, unlocked by releasing downhaul tension and pulling the halyard aft. Unit is 1" high and attaches to the mast with (4) 3/16" (#10) fasteners. Vertical screw hole spacing (to centers) is 1/2". Fits Mast Sections up to 3" diameter.   SM D40308

 

 

 


3/32" Ball Swage Halyard Locks
Masthead Halyard Lock for 3/32" Ball Swage: K-952:
SS Masthead Halyard Lock for 3/32" Ball Swage. Formed plate attaches at the top of the mast on the forward side, halyard runs under the fitting. Ball Swage is locked in place by pulling the halyard forward, unlocked by releasing downhaul tension and pulling the halyard aft. Unit is 1" high and attaches to the mast with (4) 3/16" (#10) fasteners. Vertical screw hole spacing (to centers) is 1/2". Fits Mast Sections up to 3" diameter.  SM D40307

 

 

 

Masthead Halyard Lock for 3/32" Ball Swage: K-230B:
Captive Halyard Hook Plate * SM D40312

 

Halyard Lock for 3/32" Ball Swage: K-230C:
Non-fouling Halyard Hook Plate for 3/32" Ball Swage. Mounted on mast within easy crew reach, formed SS Plate allows ease of use with a minimum projection. Unit measures 2" long x 3/4" wide and mounts with (2) 3/16" (#10) fasteners on 1 1/2" centers. mil  SM D40309

 

Halyard Lock for 3/32" Ball Swage: RF 191:
Halyard Hook Plate for 3/32" Ball Swage. Mounted on mast within easy crew reach, formed SS Plate allows ease of use. Unit measures 1 7/8" long x 9/16" wide & mounts w/ (2) 3/16" (#10) fasteners on 1 3/8" centers.

 

 
Halyard Lock for 3/32" Ball Swage: K-228:
Halyard Hook Plate for use at base of Mast. Plate is 3/4" wide x 2 1/4" long and mounts with (2) 3/16" (#10) fasteners on 1 1/4" centers. mil  SM D40310

 

Halyard Lock for 3/32" Ball Swage: K-228S:
Halyard Hook Plate for use on Mast. Plate is 3/4" wide x 1 1/2" long and mounts with (2) 3/16" (#10) fasteners on 3/4" centers. milM

 

Halyard Lock for 3/32" Ball Swage w/ Boltrope Mount: K-11161:
SS Halyard Ball Hook Assembly rides in sail groove on slide clamp, to allow easy vertical adjustment. SS Hook (K-228) is used as Halyard Lock for 3/32" wire halyards with swaged ball (MS 20664-3). Fits all sections using 1/2" round slugs. As used on DN Iceboat.

 

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Halyard Lock for 3/32" Ball Swage on Slide for 5/8" Sailtrack: K-228-5/8:
Track Mounted Halyard Hook Plate for 3/32" Ball Swage and 5/8" Sailtrack. Halyard Hook Plate (K-228) is welded to slide for 5/8" Sailtrack. Slide is 2" long with SS screw pin to lock it in place on track. *  SM D40311








1/8" Ball Swage Halyard Locks
Masthead Halyard Lock for 1/8" Ball Swage: K-232:
Non-fouling Halyard Hook Plate is 3/4" wide x 3 3/16" long. Mounts with (2) 3/16" (#10) fasteners on 2 1/2" centers. As used on Sonar.   SM D40313

 

Short Masthead Halyard Lock for 1/8" Ball Swage: K-232S:
A shorter version of K-232, above, this Non-fouling Halyard Hook Plate is 3/4" wide x 2 1/8" long. Mounts with (2) 3/16" (#10) fasteners on 1 3/8" centers.

 

Masthead Halyard Lock for 1/8" Ball Swage: K-9173:
Non-fouling Halyard Hook Plate is 3/4" wide x 3 1/8" long. Mounts with (4) 3/16" (#10) fasteners.* N/A   SM D40354    72-25X

 

Halyard Lock for 1/8" Ball Swage: K-228-XL:
Heavy-duty Halyard Hook Plate for use at base of Mast. Plate is 7/8" wide x 2 1/2" long and mounts with (3) 1/4" fasteners on 3/4" centers. mm

 

Track Mounted Halyard Lock for 1/8" Ball Swage: K-1155:
Track Mounted Halyard Hook Plate for 1/8" Ball Swage and 5/8" Sailtrack. Halyard Hook Plate is welded to slide for 5/8" Sailtrack. Slide is 3" long with SS screw pin to lock it in place on track. *  SM D40399

 


Halyard Locks for Ball Swages - Track Mount
Double Masthead Spinnaker Bails are used primarily in racing applications to allow for attachment of 2 separate Spinnaker Halyard Swivel Blocks (port and starboard) for hoisting 2 Spinnakers independently. In cruising applications, they offer an offset Spinnaker Halyard attachment point less likely to interfere with the furling system Halyard Swivel.

 

Halyard Lock for 3/32" Ball on 5/8" Sailtrack Slide: K-228-5/8:
Track Mounted Halyard Hook Plate for 3/32" Ball Swage and 5/8" Sailtrack. Halyard Hook Plate (K-228) is welded to slide for 5/8" Sailtrack. Slide is 2" long with SS screw pin to lock it in place on track.  SM D40311

 

 

Halyard Lock for 1/8" Ball on 5/8" Sailtrack Slide: K-1155:
Track Mounted Halyard Hook Plate for 1/8" Ball Swage and 5/8" Sailtrack. Halyard Hook Plate is welded to slide for 5/8" Sailtrack. Slide is 3" long with SS screw pin to lock it in place on track. *  SM D40399

 

Halyard Lock for 1/8" Ball on 7/8" Flat Track Slide: Sch 76-24X:
Track Mounted Halyard Hook Plate for 1/8" Ball Swage and 7/8" SS Flat Track. Halyard Hook Plate is welded to slide for 7/8" Flat Track. Slide is 3" long with SS screw pin to lock it in place on track. As used on Soling.

 


Special Halyard Locks
A variety of special Halyard Locks are used at the Masthead, and have the advantage of reducing the Mast compression load by half. Once the Lock is engaged the Mainsail Luff is tensioned using a downhaul or Cunningham.

 

Masthead Halyard Lock for 3049 Mast Section: K-1314:
SS Masthead Halyard Lock for Kenyon 3049 (and similar Mast Sections) attaches to Mast with (6) 3/16" screws or rivets. Used in conjunction with Masthead Halyard Lock Entry Ramp, K-1860, and Halyard Lock Link K-1424, below. As used on Etchells 22.

 

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Masthead Halyard Lock Entry Ramp: K-1860:
Ramp simplifies entry of Lock Link into Halyard Lock. Attaches to mast just below Masthead Halyard Lock, K-1314, with (2) 3/16" rivets. As used on Etchells 22.

 

 
Halyard Lock Link for K-1314 Halyard Lock: K-1424:
SS Halyard Lock Link attaches to Halyard. Crossbar locks into K-1314 Halyard Lock Assembly. As used on Etchells 22.

 

 

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Custom Halyard Locks
Halyard Locks for Special Applications are available on a Custom basis. Please contact us with details of your requirements.

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