You can still pull the insert free by tightening the screws...it is a lousy design and Harken knows it.
Originally Posted by Omatako
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.
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