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Barton DO 550 Rope Clutches

This true clutch mechanism allows line to be adjusted through the unit in the closed, locked position with minimal slippage, Release under load is positive and requires little effort.

The mechanism's opening and closing action is precise and easy to operate, even with cold wet hands. A positive handle lock in the closed position is also featured.

The clutch's cam and base, manufactuered from high grade extruded aluminium, feature a specially tempered tooth design which allows for maximum grip with minimal slippage, whilst being kind to your lines.

Stainless steel rope fairheads are fitted to both line entry and exit points; a feature which help to prevent wear to both clutch and lines.

The D0550 clutch range features the advantage of bolt-together construction which allows for ease of servicing and replacement of parts. A full range of components is available from your barton stockists.

The handle is strong and easy to grip, with positive smooth lock and unlock action.

A unique feature of this new design is the removable insert on the top face of the handle. These inserts are available packaged seperately with a selection for both cruising and racing yachts.

Important fitting notes: rope clutches

  • When fitting ensure a fair lead straight through the clutch to prevent wear to side plates and/or reduced load capabilities.
  • For best performance site clutch approximately 2ft (600mm) forward of the winch to ensure a fair lead both vertically and horizontally.
  • Use barton deck organisers forward of the clutch to gain perfect alignment.
  • Always use a bolt-through fastening with a suitable sealant.
  • A drilling template is provided on oir packaging for your convenience.

Techy Bits , Dimensions & Weights

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  • Single DO 550 Clutch
  • Double DO 550 Clutch
  • Triple DO550 Clutch

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