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Harken Winch Selection Guide

  1. Choose Drum Material, Speed and Style

    Aluminum: Aluminum Radial winches in 1-, 2-, and 3-speed self-tailing or plain-top.
    Aluminum Classic single-speed, plain-top winches in sizes 6 and 8; 2- and 3-speed self-tailing winches sizes 980 and up in aluminum or aluminum/stainless.

    Chrome:Chrome Radial winches feature chrome drums with black composite bases and tops;
    1-, 2-, and 3-speed self-tailing.

    All-chrome Classic winches have chrome bases, drums, and tops; 1-, 2- and 3-speeds; self-tailing or plain-top.

    Stainless Steel: Stainless steel winches have stainless bases, drums, and tops; 2-, and 3-speed self-tailing; 4-speed winches in some larger sizes.

    Bronze: Bronze winches in 1-, 2- and 3-speeds; self-tailing or plain-top styles.

    Carbon Fibre: Carbon fibre winches in 2- and 3-speed self-tailing or top-cleating.

    To order large cruising, Megayacht and Grand Prix racing winches, please contact Harken.

    Powered Winches: Choose electric or hydraulically driven winches and components. To order hydraulic winches, please contact Harken.

  2. Determine size

    The Sizing Chart selects winches for different applications and rig dimensions. If unsure of the dimensions, use the Typical Dimensions graphs. To order large Grand Prix and Megayacht winches, please contact Harken.

  3. Choose Ball Bearing Handle

    Plain or lock-in handles in chromed bronze, bronze and aluminum; Speedgrip and Standard styles in 8- and 10-inch (203- and 254-mm) lengths.

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

Winch Sizing Chart

GENOA

MAINSAIL

WINCH SIZE SHEET HALYARD END-BOOM MAINSHEET HALYARD REEF
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.

STAYSAIL

SPINNAKER

WINCH SIZE

HALYARD SHEET HALYARD TOPPING 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.

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