April 2019

Introducing SOFT-GRIP Technology

MORFRAC Systems manufacturer of the MORFBLOCK is proud to introduce it latest development: SOFT-GRIP technology. Introduced into the market in late 2017, the MORFBLOCK has been a great addition to many exciting boats: TP52, Class 40, Mini 650, Nacra 17 and soft wings among others. The MORFBLOCK has proven itself in the most demanding applications with great success and has been evolving right from its launch. MORFBLOCK sheaves are manufactured in 6082-T6 Aluminium by CNC machining. Raul Armero, production manager and CNC machining specialist explains: “our sheaves are precisely machined with very tight tolerances and a very smooth finish. When combined with a high grade anodizing the result is a very low coefficient of friction; this is great for a higher block efficiency, but it also provides a very low friction surface for ropes. In order to increase the performance in wide operation angles and with technical ropes we have now introduced the SOFT-GRIP.” The SOFT-GRIP Technology introduces a series of precisely machined dimples on the sheave grove (comparable to a golf ball surface); these create a higher contact area between sheave and rope which becomes more efficient as the rope is loaded. The SOFT-GRIP is a non-abrasive surface and does not compact the fibres; protecting your lines at all times. The SOFT-GRIP Technology is offered as standard on both the MORFBLOCK XL range and  standard range.

Gets better with Marlow

Morfrac Systems manufacturer of the Morf Block is proud to announce its latest partnership with Marlow Ropes. Nicolas Goldenberg from Morfrac Systems comments “Ropes are a key component of our Morf Blocks, having a close relation with the manufacturer is vital for our product development. Partnering with a high-quality rope manufacture such as Marlow enables us boost our products from early stages.” As a result, the complete Morf Block range has been updated with Marlow’s range of Dyneema® D12 SK78, D12 SK99, Chafe Covers and Whipping Twine taking our blocks to the next level. Leisure Marine Director Paul Honess comments “Our collaborative partnerships with other manufacturers within the Leisure Marine industry are an important part of Marlow’s brand values, pushing our own R&D and rope innovations to the next level and ensuring that we continue to make world leading products for sailors across the world.” Morfrac Systems team now counts with the support and knowledge of a world-leading rope manufacturer providing tools for further product development and ensuring we stay at the cutting edge of technology. Additionally, Morfrac Systems will now offer a wide range of Marlow ropes available at our new website and online store.

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December 2018

MINI 650

MORFBLOCK is set to close the Altantic once more. After the success on board the Class 40 class on the Rute du Rhumb, MORFBLOCK new challenge is on board one of the latest Mini 650, n 958. Launched in 2018, 958 is Verdier design, its skipper Jonathan CHODKIEWIEZ is ready for another go at the MT in 2019!   Photos courtesy of Robin Christol  @robinchristolphotography @robinchristol 

November 2018

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October 2017