Harken blocks and deck ware
Harken makes the best deck ware for all types of sailing yachts. Premiumropes carries a broad range of Harken products: racing blocks, cruising blocks, cam cleats, winches and maintenance products. Harken provides very good value for money. Every sailor can work with Harken deckware, from regatta sailor to cruiser.
Harken is the world leading manufacturer in sailing hardware and equipment. The company produces the best cam cleats, blocks and winches for all types of sailors. Harken not only dominates all aspects of racing, from the sailing Olympics to the America's Cup, it also dominates the market of sail cruisers. The sailing blocks, winches and cam cleats are being used on the smallest dinghies and on the worlds biggest megayachts. Within the cruiser market Harken produces the Element blocks which are great for long static loads and are easy to maintain. Perfect for the sailor who wants reliable hardware on their boat.
Which blocks do I need on my boat?
Harken produces two types of blocks. Racing blocks and cruising blocks. The main difference in these blocks are the bearings, in the racing blocks one can find round bearings. These bearings are great for trimming and tuning of mainsheets, jibsheets, spinakersheets, trimlines and halyards for boats up to 35 foot. The Element blocks are developed for ropes which have a high static load. Ideal for halyards or limited purchase systems on cruising boats. These blocks are available in aluminum.
Harken winches are your choice when you want performance! They are very powerful and efficient. Harken Radial Winches have successfully balanced the need for a secure grip and line longevity with smooth, controlled easing while under load. Details sailors will appreciate: smaller winches that carry higher loads, stress-free seasonal maintenance, and one-person installation with easy upgrades to aluminum, chrome and bronze; 1-, 2-, and 3 speed self-tailing; manual, electric, or hydraulic drives.
The gripping surface are shaped and do not depend on friction to hold the line. Maintenance has become a lot easier too, the top lifts out as one single unit making reassembly very easy.
Harken Radial winches
The aluminum Radial winches are developed for sailors who want a lightweight, strong winch with plenty of power. These winches make it possible to trim your sails with relative ease, even on a windy day. The diagonal grip (rather than abrasive material) creates maximum holding power and greatly reduces line wear. When easing the grip stops the line from rising and overriding.
The small winches are available with one speed. The self-tailer models from size 60 and up are available in two or even three speeds.
Harken Chrome Radial winches
The crome radial winches are designed for sailors who want the elegant look to enhance their yacht's lines. These winches have a black base and top and also deliver great grip and low weight. The drum is a little different from the normal radial winch because chrome is a little smoother then aluminum. However, the sailor can expect the same amount of grip and trimming easy.
Ball bearing handles
These low-friction handles are great for every sailor, for both racers and cruisers. The ball bearings run smooth and offer a wide range of cranking in every type of situation.
Headsail handling systems: furling systems
Small boat furling: For small sailing yachts and dinghies, we sell Harken furling systems for efficient handle the jib from the cockpit.
Carbo racing foil: Harken has designed strong, lightweight head foils of Carbo. Other manufactures often use weaker PVC materials for head foils.
Cam cleats and fairleads
Multiple rows of high-load ball bearings and precise V-shape reduce friction, allowing Harken cam cleats to activate with the snap of a wrist. No need for draw-through cleating: a downward flick snaps the sheet into the cam and stays exactly where you put it. Flick up and the cleat releases instantly, even under high loads. Harken cleats are the only cleats that engage under maximum line tension.
There are three sizes in lightweight wear resistant materials:
- - Micro: standard, offshore sizes
- - Cam-Matic: Hard Lube anodized aluminum or mirror polished stainless steel
- - Carbo-Cam: UV stabilized fiber reinforced Carbo composite
Maintenance of your hardware
Harken hardware requires minimum maintenance. We do have a few simple tips for you to keep your hardware in great shape.
Salt water: Salt can get easily between your cam cleat and blocks after a day sailing. Therefore always rinse your hardware with fresh water after sailing. You can also use Mclube One-Drop to keep your bearing from getting salty and dirty.
Winches: Never use too much grease in your winches. Grease will attract sand and other dirt. Harken Pawl Oil is great to use on moving parts in the winch.
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