Originally Posted by sailingdog
The one problem I've found with some of Harken
's stanchion mount blocks is that the screws fasten into a press-fit threaded insert, and if you're not careful, the inserts can be pulled free...making the mounting system not hold very securely.
The advantage of these blocks is that they're mounted outboard of the stanchion so the preesure of the line
pushes against the stanchion and doesn't pull on the screws.
These are sweet blocks, I might have a look at them for our boat.