Barton Marine extends its DO 550 clutch range with the introduction of its new double and triple line clutches. Following the first UK viewing of the single line DO 550 clutch at the 2008 Collins Stewart London Boat Show, the two recent additions complete Barton's new range of clutches for cruising and racing yachts.
Sailing enthusiasts can now take advantage of the varying line capacity clutches from the Barton DO 550 range, each designed to offer a holding power of up to 550kg and control halyards up to 12mm.
It requires little effort to use the clutches thanks to the ergonomically designed handle and bolt together construction, which also allows for ease of servicing. All three clutches utilise a ‘true clutch' mechanism which enables lines to be easily and accurately adjusted with maximum grip and minimal slippage when in locked position. Each clutch also allows steady and accurate release under load, with the specially designed tooth to reduce wear on ropes.
As with all of its products, Barton has ensured that modern, high performance materials have been used in the manufacture of its new DO 550 clutch range. The clutches have been produced using high grade plastic components coupled with marine grade aluminium cams and bases, resulting in lightweight products that provide exceptional strength and are extremely durable even in the harsh marine environment.
An additional unique feature of the products is the interchangeable insert on the clutch handle, which enables lines to be labelled for ease of identification on deck. Available as optional extras, the inserts include useful labels such as ‘Genoa’, ‘Main’ and ‘Spin Halyard’.
The DO 550 range is competitively priced:
Single Clutch – £38.00 excluding VAT (RRP)
Double clutch – £69.74 excluding VAT (RRP)
Triple clutch – £102.93 excluding VAT (RRP).
Date: June 2008