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Harken Winches, Handles and Accessories

Harken are revered throughout the yachting world as longstanding champions of design and production excellence.

Harken offer a classic style or the technical Radial® concept to attract both racing and cruising sailors.

Harken winches make a massive contribution to sail handling efficiency and consequent crew safety, comfort and pleasure e.g.

  • Smaller winches that carry higher loads
  • Stress-free seasonal maintenance
  • Single person installation
  • Simple upgrades to power
  • Super strong composite roller bearings and bushings to reduce friction under load
  • Load bearing gears and pins from 17-4 PH stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance
  • Patented angle of ribs on the radial drum to drive the wraps of line down for optimum safety and control.

How to choose a Harken Winch

Select your preferences for Drum Material, Speed Options and Style (self-tailing or plain-top)

Aluminum Radial® winches:

  • Single, two or three speed
  • Self-tailing or plain-top

Aluminum Classic winches:

  • Single speed, plain-top in sizes 6 and 8
  • Two or three speed self-tailing in sizes 980 and up in aluminium or aluminium/stainless.

Chrome Radial® winches:

  • Chrome drums with black composite bases and tops
  • Single, two or three speed
  • Self-Tailing

Chrome Classic winches:

  • All chrome - chrome bases, drums, and tops
  • Single, two or three speed
  • Self-tailing or plain-top

Stainless Steel winches:

  • Two or three speed (4 speed in some larger sizes)
  • Self-tailing

Bronze winches:

  • Single, two or three speed
  • Self-tailing or plain-top

Carbon Fibre winches:

  • Two or three speed
  • Self-tailing or top-cleating
Drum Material, Speed Options and Style Selection Chart
Harken Winch SpecificationSingle SpeedTwo speedThree SpeedSelf-TailingPlain-TopTop-Cleating
Aluminum Radial® winches Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Aluminum Classic winches: sizes 6 and 8 Yes No No No Yes No
Aluminum Classic winches: sizes 980 and up No Yes Yes Yes No No
Aluminum/Stainless winches: sizes 980 and up No Yes Yes Yes No No
Chrome Radial® winches Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Chrome Classic winches Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Stainless steel winches: 4 speed in some large sizes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Bronze winches Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Carbon fibre winches No Yes Yes Yes No Yes

Determine the optimum size

Read the Harken Sizing Chart below to make your selection.

The chart shows the optimum winch size by:

  • Sail – genoa, main, staysail, spinnaker
  • Control Line – halyard, sheet, reefing line, guy
  • Rig Dimensions – use the Harken typical dimensions graph if you are unsure of your own specification

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Definitions

I - Height of the foretriangle measured from the top of the highest sheave to the sheer line

I2 - Height of staysail halyard above deck

J - Base of the foretriangle measured from the front of the mast to the intersection of the forestay and deck

J2 - Base of staysail triangle

P - Luff length of the mainsail

E - Foot length of the mainsail

Harken Winch Sizing Charts
GENOAMAINSAIL
WINCH SIZESHEETHALYARDEND-BOOM MAINSHEETHALYARDREEF
Max sail area 100% foretriangle (I x J x .5) Max I 4:1 Sheet max sail area (P x E x .5) Max P Max P
ft2 m2 ft m ft2 m2 ft m ft m
6 75 7 25 7.6 - - 25 7.6 34 10.4
8 115 10.5 36 11 150 14 32 9.8 40 12.2
16* 155 14.5 42 12.8 230 21 38 11.6 46 14
20 155 14.5 42 12.8 230 21 38 11.6 46 14
32* 225 21 48 14.6 335 30 43 13.1 53 16.2
35 225 21 48 14.6 335 30 43 13.1 53 16.2
40 270 25 54 16.5 410 38 49 14.9 57 17.4
44* 340 31.5 64 19.5 560 52 59 18 68 20.7
46 365 34 69 21 625 58 64 19.5 73 22.2
48* 390 36 73 22.2 700 65 68 20.7 78 23.8
50 390 36 73 22.2 700 65 68 20.7 78 23.8
53* 435 40 77 23.5 765 72 73 22.2 85 25.9
60 525 49 82 25 850 79 80 24.4 92 28
70 590 55 86 26.2 1000 93 85 25.9 97 29.6
74* 950 88 100 30.5 1350 125 102 31.1 - -
80 950 88 100 30.5 1350 125 102 31.1 - -

*Available in stainless steel, all-chrome, or bronze only. Material availability varies by winch size. Contact Harken to request quote and lead time.

STAYSAILSPINNAKER
WINCH SIZEHALYARDSHEETHALYARDTOPPING LIFT/ FOREGUY
Max I2 Max sail area (I x J x 1.8) Max I Max I
ft m ft2 m2 ft m ft m
6 25 7.6 500 46.5 25 7.6 35 10.7
8 37 11.3 800 74 36 11 44 13.4
16* 42 12.8 975 91 42 12.8 50 15.2
20 42 12.8 975 91 42 12.8 50 15.2
32* 48 14.6 1135 105 48 14.6 56 17
35 48 14.6 1135 105 48 14.6 56 17
40 54 16.5 1240 115 54 16.5 61 18.6
44* 64 19.5 1400 130 64 19.5 73 22.2
46 69 21 1530 142 68 20.7 78 23.8
48* 73 22.2 1750 162 74 22.5 82 25
50 73 22.2 1750 162 74 22.5 82 25
53* 77 23.5 1960 182 79 24 90 27.4
60 82 25 2200 204 85 25.9 98 29.9
70 86 26.2 3000 279 91 27.7 108 33
74* - - - - 105 32 - -
80 - - - - 105 32 - -

*Available in stainless steel, all-chrome, or bronze only. Material availability varies by winch size. Contact Harken to request quote and lead time.

Choose a Winch Handle by the following criteria:

  • Plain or locking handle
  • 8inch or 10inch handle length
  • Chromed bronze, bronze or aluminium
  • Speedgrip or Standard style

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