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...

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® winchesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Aluminum Classic winches: sizes 6 and 8YesNoNoNoYesNo
Aluminum Classic winches: sizes 980 and upNoYesYesYesNoNo
Aluminum/Stainless winches: sizes 980 and upNoYesYesYesNoNo
Chrome Radial® winchesYesYesYesYesNoNo
Chrome Classic winchesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Stainless steel winches: 4 speed in some large sizesNoYesYesYesNoNo
Bronze winchesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Carbon fibre winchesNoYesYesYesNoYes

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 I4:1 Sheet max sail area
(P x E x .5)
Max PMax P
ft2m2ftmft2m2ftmftm
6757257.6--257.63410.4
811510.5361115014329.84012.2
16*15514.54212.8230213811.64614
2015514.54212.8230213811.64614
32*225214814.6335304313.15316.2
35225214814.6335304313.15316.2
40270255416.5410384914.95717.4
44*34031.56419.55605259186820.7
46365346921625586419.57322.2
48*390367322.2700656820.77823.8
50390367322.2700656820.77823.8
53*435407723.5765727322.28525.9
60525498225850798024.49228
70590558626.21000938525.99729.6
74*9508810030.5135012510231.1--
809508810030.5135012510231.1--

*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 I2Max sail area
(I x J x 1.8)
Max IMax I
ftmft2m2ftmftm
6257.650046.5257.63510.7
83711.38007436114413.4
16*4212.8975914212.85015.2
204212.8975914212.85015.2
32*4814.611351054814.65617
354814.611351054814.65617
405416.512401155416.56118.6
44*6419.514001306419.57322.2
46692115301426820.77823.8
48*7322.217501627422.58225
507322.217501627422.58225
53*7723.5196018279249027.4
60822522002048525.99829.9
708626.230002799127.710833
74*----10532--
80----10532--

*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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