In the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine, Britain's best-selling sailing magazine, our Size 3 Ball Bearing Fixed Eye came out top in a group test of blocks with 45mm sheaves.
In an extract from the Practical Boat Owner article, which named the Barton Size 3 Ball Bearing Fixed Eye "Best 45mm", Alex Bell wrote: "With the same construction method as the plain bearing block, the Delrin ball bearings run in acetal sheaves running on a large-diameter centre boss. This allows for more load-bearing balls, a feature designed to ensure low friction at high loads…"
To read the full article, see the September 2013 issue of Practical Boat Owner (page 70).
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