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Traditionally made wooden sailing blocks for authentic rigging on antique sailing vessels

 

Ording Blocks for Classic Yachts, Traditional Ships, Motor yachts and Tallhips

Ording delivers the biggest assortment of sustainable wooden blocks for sailing ships over the whole world.  We make every kind of block in a variety of sizes, types of wood, and bindings.

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The specialist in wooden sailing blocks

This is what we’ve been doing for the last 50 years, and it’s what we are good at. Through all the years, we have built up our knowledge and experience, and we enjoy answering questions and offering advice.

The largest assortment of wooden blocks

Every ship requires its own unique set of blocks, and we specialize in delivering exactly what your ship needs.  Our blocks come in a wide variety of sizes, types of wood, and types of bindings.  We use traditional methods and deliver strong, beautiful custom-made blocks for each ship.

Excellent quality for a block with a long lifespan

Our blocks are made from sustainable, quality wood, and are outfitted with solid bindings and sheaves.  With regular maintenance, these blocks will withstand the test of time.

Wood type and customizable finish

We make blocks from teak, acacia, elm, or ash.  They can be finished with varnish or oil, or you can receive your blocks unfinished so that the colour can be matched to the colour scheme of the ship.  You may also order copper name plates on each of the blocks.

Your choice of bindings and hardware

The blocks are provided with saltwater resistant bindings made of aluminium-bronze or stainless steel (RVS 316).  Aluminium-bronze has a very unique appearance, is very strong and can be welded, so it can be altered if needed.

Tested for quality assurance

Blocks are subject to very strong forces.  They must be able to be trusted to do their jobs, work optimally, and be safe.  Our blocks are tested for their break-strength and can be certified by Lloyds and German Lloyds.

block with swivel

Block with Swivel

  • Material of the fitting can be stainless steel 316 or alu-bronze.
  • Available in elm, ash, teak or black locust.
  • Finished in oil or lacquer.
  • Sheaves standard black delrin or bronze with options for bearings.
  • Blocks with swivel are also available in double and three-sheave blocks, with and without becket.
  • Block sizes from 85 mm to 250 mm in length
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Block with Snapshackle

  • Material of the fitting can be stainless steel 316 or alu-bronze.
  • Available in elm, ash, teak or black locust.
  • Finished in oil or lacquer.
  • Sheaves standard black delrin or bronze with options for bearings.
  • Blocks with snapshackle  are also available in double and three-sheave blocks, with and without becket.
  • Block sizes from 85 mm to 150 mm in length max breaking strength is 3800kg
block with hook

Block with Hook

  • Material of the fitting can be stainless steel 316 or alu-bronze.
  • Available in elm, ash, teak or black locust.
  • Finished in oil or lacquer.
  • Sheaves standard black delrin or bronze with options for bearings.
  • Blocks with hook are also available in double and three-sheave blocks, with and without becket.
  • Block sizes from 65 mm to 250 mm in length
block with swivel

Block with Fork

  • Material of the fitting can be stainless steel 316 or alu-bronze.

  • Available in elm, ash, teak or black locust.

  • Finished in oil or lacquer.

  • Sheaves standard black delrin or bronze with options for bearings.

  • Blocks with fork are also available in double and three-sheave blocks, with and without becket.

  • Block sizes from 65 mm to 400 mm in length

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Block with Eye

  • Material of the fitting can be stainless steel 316 or alu-bronze.

  • Available in elm, ash, teak or black locust.

  • Finished in oil or lacquer.

  • Sheaves standard black delrin or bronze with options for bearings.

  • Blocks with eye are also available in double and three-sheave blocks, with and without becket.

  • Block sizes from 65 mm to 400 mm in length

block with hook

Block with Twisted Eye

  • Material of the fitting can be stainless steel 316 or alu-bronze.

  • Available in elm, ash, teak or black locust.

  • Finished in oil or lacquer.

  • Sheaves standard black delrin or bronze with options for bearings.

  • Blocks with twisted eye are also available in double and three-sheave blocks, with and without becket.

  • Block sizes from 65 mm to 400 mm in length

block with swivel

Block swivel upset Shackle

  • Material of the fitting can be stainless steel 316 or alu-bronze

  • Available in elm, ash, teak or black locust.

  • Finished in oil or lacquer.

  • Sheaves standard black delrin or bronze with options for bearings.

  • Blocks with side shackle  are also available in double and three-sheave blocks, with and without becket.

  • Block sizes from 65 mm to 400 mm in length

block-side-shackle

Blocks side Shackle

  • Material of the fitting can be stainless steel 316 or alu-bronze

  • Available in elm, ash, teak or black locust.

  • Finished in oil or lacquer.

  • Sheaves standard black delrin or bronze with options for bearings.

  • Blocks with side shackle  are also available in double and three-sheave blocks, with and without becket.

  • Block sizes from 65 mm to 400 mm in length

block-front-shackle

Block Front Shackle

  • Material of the fitting can be stainless steel 316 or alu-bronze.

  • Available in elm, ash, teak or black locust.

  • Finished in oil or lacquer.

  • Sheaves standard black delrin or bronze with options for bearings.

  • Blocks with front shackle are also available in double and three-sheave blocks, with and without becket.

  • Block sizes from 65 mm to 400 mm in length

Would you like to know more about custom blocks? Give us a call, or send us an email!