This self-aligning pad eye is able to rotate 270 degrees without any visible buttons, locking pins or the requirement of extra tools. The pad eye is interchangeable with different baseplates installed in the deck. During mooring or specific sailing situations, all unnecessary blocks can be removed from deck, creating a clean deck both for both aesthetic and practical purposes.
The pad eye can suit different styles of deck block. By using the removable dog-bone, soft loop configurations are also possible. Compared to previous pad eyes (whether from Rondal or competitors) the new self-aligning pad eye is far more highly optimized for its application.
The pad eye itself is machined from a single piece of high quality stainless steel, enabling the shape to be optimized for strength, weight and aesthetics. The result is a unique product, and a welcome addition to the safety and efficiency of superyacht deck equipment. It is available in a range of sizes, with Safe Working Loads of 5, 7, 10, 15, 20 tons.