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.
Harken Winches

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 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.

STAYSAIL

SPINNAKER

WINCH SIZE

HALYARDSHEETHALYARDTOPPING LIFT/
FOREGUY
Max I2
Max 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.