Ball Bearing


Series 55 Genoa Car, Ball Bearing 180mm Sheave

Genoa car, towing lug


Precision machined bodies and Torlon® ball bearings ensure free running performance even under extreme loads.

Custom solutions can be developed to suit individual requirements


Product Specifications
M.W.L. (lb)21200
Sheave diameter (in)7
B.L. (lb)42400
Weight (oz)328.0
Width (in)4 15/16
Length (in)18 1/8

Product Information

Car bodies are machined to precise specifications, then honed to an exceptional finish before being treated and anodised for maximum corrosion protection. Stainless steel elements are put through a special high energy finish process to achieve a uniquely smooth edge and surface finish.

High performance roller ball bearing sheaves for low friction performance can accept two sheets for easy headsail changes. Highly polished stainless steel stirrups pivot 45 degrees from vertical for optimum alignment with sheet loads. Custom solutions can be developed to suit individual requirements. Adjustable stops can be used as a backup to lock a car into position. The plunger stop can be locked in the "up" position. Genoa cars have a towing lug and twin rows of recirculating Torlon ball bearings for each adjustment under load. Custom variants are available with an additional lug aft for towing cars in series.

Technical Information


Main and mizzen sheet systems on monohulls to 36m (12ft) or multihulls to 23m (75ft). Self tacking jib systems on boats 23m (75ft) and above. Genoa cars used on boats 28m (92ft) and above. Sliderod outhaul cars are used on boats to 36m with conventional reefing and in-mast furling systems. Also be used on multihulls 23m (75ft) and above



Acetal end caps and sheaves. Grade 316 stainless steel cheeks. Rubber buffers


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