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13-7-2016
BELANGRIJK NIEUWS UB-SAILS / UB-SERVICE:

Na vele jaren met plezier vanuit Enkuizen te hebben gewerkt moeten we helaas ons huidige pand verlaten.
We hebben na lang zoeken voor de toekomst een nieuwe locatie gevonden in Medemblik. In de loop van september 2016 gaan we verhuizen naar:
Zeldenrust 9 / 1671 GW / Medemblik.

Vanaf 1 oktober daar weer volop actief.
Voor reparaties en verdere afspraken (zeker in september) altijd tevoren even bellen s.v.p.

Hans van der Lee / Willem Beiske
Why does a sailmaker also make blocks?

United Baltic Sails soon got questions from customers whether we could also supply wooden blocks and ropes for intensive use on traditional (also seagoing) vessels.

With respect to the ropes, we are cooperating with ropemaker G. van der Lee BV, est. 1545. Throughout the years we have grown into one of the major dealers of, amongst others, their "Leoflex-X". A very modern product with a classical appearance. One of its many users is the clipper "Stad Amsterdam". After an extensive selection procedure, they also chose for "Leoflex-X".

After an extensive search and comparison of the existing available wooden blocks, we decided to develop a line of our own which is geared towards the high demands of professional sailors.

One of the most important starting points (besides a nice and solid finishing) was to facilitate easy (de)assembly for maintenance and inspection. For this we developed a new construction of stainless steel that enables a quick and easy (de)assembly using common tools, without the risk of damaging the parts.

Blocks for larger ships/yachts:

In the first place we started with a series (suitable for 8-26 mm rope) of blocks for Tall ships and large classical yachts. These blocks can also be used on traditional sailing vessels with a length starting at circa 13 meters. This series is called the UBS-standard-range, which includes nowadays many different types of blocks.

That the blocks come up to expectations shows from the fact that a growing number of ship owners chose for UBS blocks. An impressive example of this is the schooner "Eleonora", which is for that matter also equipped with sails from UBS.

Blocks for smaller ships/yachts:

An increasing number of requests for blocks suitable for smaller ships led us to develop a new series of blocks. These blocks are suitable for rope diameters from 8-14mm. The accent lies even more on the design and the finishing touch, without compromising the quality of the blocks.

This series (the DC-range) is realised in cooperation with Davey & Company London Ltd.. This well known company is the supplier for classic yachts and ships since 1885.

Davey & Company provides for the distribution in the UK, USA, France and a number of other coutries. Delivery is usually always from stock.

United Baltic Sails provides for the distribution of the DC-range in the Netherlands. Partly through shipyards and partly through a number of dealers. For a complete list of dealers, please contact us.

Features for both standard and DC range:
  • Polished seawater resistant stainless steel interior parts
  • Special construction for easy inspection/maintenance
  • Made from first quality ash wood
  • Finished using 3 layers of 1 component UV-resistent lacquer
  • Common types usually on stock
  • Excellent price/quality ratio
to top UBS Standard Series
UBS standard blocks:
  • Rope diameters: 8-10/12-14/16-18/20-22/24-26mm (larger upon request)
  • Ertalon sheaves
  • Also available as swivel-block, snatch-block, and single sheave blocks mounted on a spring (especially for sheet-blocks) (special order)
  • Upon request special blocks and/or constructions possible (special order)
  • Upon request also unvarnished or treated with linsead oil (special order)
  • Also available with sandblasted bindings for a more "classic" (galvanized) appearance. (special order)
  • Sales: contact UB Sails
  • Dimensions: see table
  • For special requests/designs contact UB Sails
UBS standaard series - Images
8-10mm
10r1o.jpg
10R1
8-10mm
1 sheave

10r1h.jpg
10R1+
8-10mm
1 sheave
becket

8str.jpg
8S
8-10mm
1 sheave
strop block


10r2o-2.jpg
10R2
8-10mm
2 sheaves

10r2o.jpg
10R2
8-10mm
2 sheaves

10r2h.jpg
10R2+
8-10mm
2 sheaves
becket


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12-14mm
14r1o.jpg
14R1
12-14mm
1 sheave

14r1h.jpg
14R1+
12-14mm
1 sheave
becket


14r2o-2.jpg
14R2
12-14mm
2 sheaves

14r2o.jpg
14R2
12-14mm
2 sheaves

14r2h.jpg
14R2+
12-14mm
2 sheaves
becket


14r3o.jpg
14R3
12-14mm
3 sheaves

14r3h.jpg
14R3+
12-14mm
3 sheaves
becket


14vh.jpg
14F+
12-14mm
fiddle block
becket

14vh_18vh_22vo.jpg
fiddle blocks
14F+
18F+
22F


14f1hh.jpg
14F1H+
12-14mm
1 sheave
foot block
hook
becket

14f2oh-2.jpg
14F2H
12-14mm
2 sheaves
foot block
hook

14f2oe-1.jpg
14F2E
12-14mm
2 sheaves
foot block
eye

14f2oh_18f2oh-1.jpg
14F2H
18F2H


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16-18mm
18r1o.jpg
18R1
16-18mm
1 sheave

18str.jpg
18S1
16-18mm
1 sheave
strop block

8str_18str.jpg
8S1
18S1

18r2h.jpg
18R2+
16-18mm
2 sheaves
becket


18r3o.jpg
18R3
16-18mm
3 sheaves

18r3h.jpg
18R3+
16-18mm
3 sheaves
becket


18f2oh.jpg
18F2H
16-18mm
2 sheaves
foot block
hook

18f2oe.jpg
18F2E
16-18mm
2 sheaves
foot block
eye


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20-22mm
22r1s.jpg
22R1S
20-22mm
1 sheave
wartel

22r2s.jpg
22R1S
20-22mm
2 sheaves
wartel


22r3o.jpg
22R3
20-22mm
3 sheaves

22r3h.jpg
22R3+
20-22mm
3 sheaves
becket


22vo.jpg
22F
20-22mm
fiddle block

14vh_18vh_22vo.jpg
fiddle blocks
14F+
18F+
22F


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24-26mm
26r3s.jpg
26R3S
24-26mm
3 sheaves
swivel

26r3s_10r1o.jpg
26R3S
10R1


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UBS standard series - Dimensions
legenda
Dimensions standard range:
  A A1 A2 B C D d
10R1 104 38   80 52 55 10 8-10mm 1 sheave
10R1+ 104 38 30 80 52 55 10 8-10mm 1 sheave with becket
10R2 104 31   80 80 55 10 8-10mm 2 sheaves
10R2+ 104 31 30 80 80 55 10 8-10mm 2 sheaves with becket
10R3 104 40   80 108 55 10 8-10mm 3 sheaves
10R3+ 104 40 30 80 108 55 10 8-10mm 3 sheaves with becket
14R1 133 48   103 66 72 12 12-14mm 1 sheave
14R1+ 133 48 40 103 66 72 12 12-14mm 1 sheave with becket
14R2 133 44   103 104 72 12 12-14mm 2 sheaves
14R2+ 133 44 40 103 104 72 12 12-14mm 2 sheaves with becket
14R3 133 52   103 142 72 12 12-14mm 3 sheaves
14R3+ 133 52 40 103 142 72 12 12-14mm 3 sheaves with becket
18R1 162 50   122 75 92 14 16-18mm 1 sheave
18R1+ 162 50 44 122 75 92 14 16-18mm 1 sheave with becket
18R2 162 55   122 116 92 14 16-18mm 2 sheaves
18R2+ 162 55 44 122 116 92 14 16-18mm 2 sheaves with becket
18R3 162 63   122 157 92 14 16-18mm 3 sheaves
18R3+ 162 63 44 122 157 92 14 16-18mm 3 sheaves with becket
22R1 197 62   154 89 112 16 20-22mm 1 sheave
22R1+ 197 62 58 154 89 112 16 20-22mm 1 sheave with becket
22R2 197 60   154 135 112 16 20-22mm 2 sheaves
22R2+ 197 60 58 154 135 112 16 20-22mm 2 sheaves with becket
22R3 197 76   154 181 112 16 20-22mm 3 sheaves
22R3+ 197 76 58 154 181 112 16 20-22mm 3 sheave with becket
26R1 224 76   179 92 142 18 24-26mm 1 sheave
26R1+ 224 76 70 179 92 142 18 24-26mm 1 sheave with becket
26R2 224 66   179 140 142 18 24-26mm 2 sheaves
26R2+ 224 66 70 179 140 142 18 24-26mm 2 sheaves with becket
26R3 224 82   179 188 142 18 24-26mm 3 sheaves
26R3+ 224 82 70 179 188 142 18 24-26mm 3 sheaves with becket
All dimension in mm
Dimensions standard range fiddle blocks:
  A A1 A2 B1 B2 C D1 D2
14F 218 48 40 98 74 67    
18F 288 50 44 127 103 75    
22F 354 62 58 157 124 81    
All dimension in mm
to top DC Series
DC-range:
  • Rope diameters: 8-10/10-12/12-14mm
  • Tufnol sheaves
  • Very nice styling/finishing
  • Also available as single sheave block mounted on a spring especially for sheet-blocks (special order)
  • Sales within the Netherlands: contact UB Sails. Other countries: contact Davey & Co.
  • Dimensions: see table
  • For special requests/designs contact UB Sails
DC range - Images
8-10mm
10e1_a.jpg
10E1
8-10mm
1 sheave

10E1+_A.jpg
10E1+
8-10mm
1 sheave
becket

10e1s_a.jpg
10S1
8-10mm
1 sheave
strop block


10e2_a.jpg
10E2
8-10mm
2 sheaves

10E2+_A.jpg
10E2+
8-10mm
2 sheaves
becket

10e2s_a.jpg
10S2
8-10mm
2 sheaves
strop block


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10-12mm
12e1_a.jpg
12E1
10-12mm
1 sheave

12E1+_A.jpg
12E1+
10-12mm
1 sheave
becket

12e1s_a.jpg
10S1
10-12mm
1 sheave
strop block


12e2_a.jpg
12E2
10-12mm
2 sheaves

12E2+_A.jpg
12E2+
10-12mm
2 sheaves
becket

12e2s_a.jpg
12S2
10-12mm
2 sheaves
strop block


12ef_a.jpg
12F2
10-12mm
fiddle block

12EF+_A.jpg
12F2+
10-12mm
fiddle block
becket


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12-14mm
14e1_a.jpg
14E1
12-14mm
1 sheave

14E1+_A.jpg
14E1+
12-14mm
1 sheave
becket

14e1s_a.jpg
10S1
12-14mm
1 sheave
strop block


14e2_a.jpg
14E2
12-14mm
2 sheaves

14E2+_A.jpg
14E2+
12-12mm
2 sheaves
becket

14e2s_a.jpg
14S2
12-14mm
2 sheaves
strop block


14ef_a.jpg
14F2
12-14mm
fiddle block

14EF+_A.jpg
14F2+
12-14mm
fiddle block
becket


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DC range - Dimensions
legenda
Dimensions DC range:
Code A A1 A2 B C D
10E1 76 28   56 46   8-10mm 1 sheave
10E1+ 76 28 25 56 46   8-10mm 1 sheave with becket
10E2 76 28   56 72   8-10mm 2 sheaves
10E2+ 76 28 25 56 72   8-10mm 2 sheaves with becket
12E1 88 30   66 52   10-12mm 1 sheave
12E1+ 88 30 32 66 52   10-12mm 1 sheave with becket
12E2 88 30   66 80   10-12mm 2 sheaves
12E2+ 88 30 32 66 80   10-12mm 2 sheaves with becket
14E1 102 30   76 54   12-14mm 1 sheave
14E1+ 102 30 34 76 54   12-14mm 1 sheave with becket
14E2 102 30   76 84   12-14mm 2 sheaves
14E2+ 102 30 34 76 84   12-14mm 2 sheaves with becket
All dimensions in mm
to top Special Blocks
Some Examples
special1.jpg
Bullit block

special2.jpg
Snatch block

special3.jpg
Larger eye

special4.jpg
Sheet block on spring

special5.jpg
Swivel block


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