RS Aero Fitting List

Ben Hutton-Penman sailing an RS Aero

The RS Aero is an exciting, modern and light single handed dinghy. Weighing around the same as an Optimist which makes transporting the boat easy but also gives amazing on water performance. The RS Aero also offers multiple rig options to suit the sailors weight. 

RS Aero’s also benefit from being a simple and easy to rig boat, but if you’re wondering what part you need, then look no further as we have most of the fittings available. 

 

Mainsheet

Ratchet BlockA2160Wave / A2360Wave / A2160 / A2360 – Any of our 60mm ratchet blocks make a great choice for the RS Aero ratchet block. The four different options allow you to choose which ever block suits your sailing style. See the “More Grip, Less Slip” article to help you choose the correct ratchet block.

Boom BlocksA2040Tii x 2 – Due to the configuration of the RS Aero boom strops you will need to resplice the blocks to the boom. 

Traveller BlocksA2030-40 – 30mm and 40mm dynamic blocks coupled back to back with the smaller block used for the traveller line and the 40mm block used for the mainsheet. The mainsheet is dead ended through the hole in the 40mm block. 

 

Vang System

Mast Vang BlockA2040B / A2040 – For the 40mm block that is used at the base of the mast for the Vang system you can use either our A2040B which has a removable strap, so no shackle is needed, or you can choose the standard A2040 and use a shackle to attached the block to the rope loop at the base of the mast. 

Lower Vang BlockA2030 / A2030Tii – The Tii on block is preferred for a tidier spliced finish. 

Boom Vang BlocksA2020 / A2020HL / A4668 – We have 3 options for the Vang blocks which hang from the boom. You will need two of these blocks for the system. The central rivet in the A2020 can be used as a tying off point for one of the blocks. Alternatively if you are using a larger diameter rope you could use the A4668 which features a tying off becket. Read our “which block should i choose” guide to help you choose between high load and standard dynamic blocks. 

Double Vang BlockA2022 / A2022Tii – 20mm double block used in the cascade. The Tii on block is preferred for a tidier spliced finish. 

Deck Mounted Vang BlockA2020 / A2020Tii – The Tii on block is preferred for a tidier spliced finish. 

Vang CleatA4866XB-ANGLED / A4867 / A4866XB – These are just some of our suggestions that could be used as the Aero Vang cleat. The A4866XB-ANGLED will offer the biggest reduction in friction thanks to its ball bearing sheaves which guide the rope. 

 

Cunningham System

Elastic Take Up BlockA2020SC – 20mm dynamic block with swivel head to allow good articulation in the take up system. 

Side Deck GuidesA..87-20 x 2 – Thimbles make a good option for leading control lines to the side of a deck. Easily spliced or tied too and available in a choice of colours to help you separate the control lines. 

Control Line Take Up BlocksA2020 x 2 – 20mm dynamic blocks tied together through the deck mounted fairlead. 

Mast Base Single BlocksA2020Tii / A2020 x 2- 20mm dynamic block attached to the deck organiser. Tii on block is preferred for a tidier spliced finish. 

Mast Base Double Block –  A2022 / A2022Tii – 20mm double dynamic block attached to the deck organiser. Tii on block is preferred for a tidier spliced finish.

Floating Double Block –  A2022 / A2022Tii– 20mm double dynamic block which is attached to the secondary control line. Tii on block is preferred for a tidier spliced finish.

 

Outhaul System 

Side Deck GuidesA..87-20 x 2 – Thimbles make a good option for leading control lines to the side of a deck. Easily spliced or tied too and available in a choice of colours to help you separate the control lines. 

Mast Base Single BlocksA2020 / A2020Tii x 2- 20mm dynamic block attached to the deck organiser. Tii on block is preferred for a tidier spliced finish.

Floating Single BlockA2020 / A2020Tii – 20mm dynamic block attached to the secondary control line. Tii on block is preferred for a tidier spliced finish.

 

Other Fittings 

Centre BoardA.259 – Nylon spring hook attached to elastic and clipped to centre board to ensure you don’t lose it. 

Main HalyardA.222 – Medium ball stopper used in the main halyard system. 

Rudder Downhaul BlockA2020P – 20mm plain bearing block used in the purchase system to pull the rudder blade down. 

Tiller ExtensionA5811 – Blue carbon tiller extension to add some style. 

Wind IndicatorA..71M – Lower mast mounted Aerovane.