One of the most simple but effective upgrades for your J70 spinnaker setup is a Ratchamatic® block. Ratchet blocks are designed to add friction to increase line holding ability. This is great when the sheet is highly loaded however the exact opposite is required in a Gybe. The Ratchamatic block automatically engages the ratchet when the line becomes loaded. When the sheet is released in a Gybe the block will free run, dramatically reducing friction and increasing the speed of the Gybe.
We have used these blocks on our boat for a long time and the difference is really noticeable! This should be one of the first upgrades you consider for your boat.
The Mainsheet rope from our J70 rope package has been specifically designed for hand adjusted sheets. Featuring a low stretch core and a blended spun polyester/GP12 grippy cover. The cover has a soft but textured feel meaning its easy on the hands but super grippy and stable in the ratchet block.
The result is a big improvement from the standard mainsheet rope and makes the main easy to adjust from the helm.
Our J70 mainsheet is available pre-made with an eye splice. Visit ourJ70 Rope Packageto find out more.
This upgrades sits at the luxury end of the J70 upgrade market, however the difference remarkable. The factory finished non skid can often be quite slippery and prone to wear.
SeaDek is a nonabsorbent, lightweight, closed cell PE/EVA blended material specifically formulated for marine applications. The J70 deck grip kit uses the 5mm variety. This product provides exceptional grip in all conditions and makes moving around the boat in windy conditions easy.
The 3m adhesive backing will stick straight to the factory non skid. All that’s required is a thorough clean/de-grease and a dry day to apply.
Our boat has had the same deck grip kit for over 3 years and it still looks good as new!
We have custom patterned the european J70 to ensure the kit fits your boat.
The Harken snubb air winch is a game changing new product for the J70. The snubb air forms a Hybrid between a winch and a ratchet block.
The original deck winches are unpopular with crew members who continually bruise themselves after bumping into them. The snubb air is 50% lower on the deck and over half the weight. The snubb air fits the same mounting holes as the B8A and is an easy upgrade. Short of time? We will fit them for free in the Hamble area.
This upgrade is fully class legal as of Jan 2019 and this product is now fitted as standard onboard new build J70s
**Requires a small corrector weight installed to meet class rules**
Price – £267 each (includes free fitting in Hamble)