Harken Winches Chrome Self
Harken Self Tailing Chrome Radial Winches are designed
for sailors who want the elegance of mirror-polished chrome to enhance
lines. They feature chrome drums, black composite bases and
tops, and come in 1-, 2-, or 3-speed self-tailing styles.
The drum’s gripping surface is shaped for each winch size
and drum material and features diagonal ribs (rather than
textured abrasive materials) to maximize gripping power and
greatly reduce line wear. When easing, the angle of the ribs
stops line from rising, preventing overrides and providing a
smooth controlled release as the line exits the winch. Highstrength
composite self-tailing jaws and skirt save weight.
Composite roller bearings reduce friction under load and
don’t require lubrication. Load-carrying gears and pins are
17-4PH stainless steel for strength and durability.
Small Boat winches are available in single speed. Self-tailing
models sizes 60 and up come in two or three speeds.
WINCH Q & A:
Why does my chrome Radial
winch have a different grip
pattern than an aluminum
Chrome has a more slippery finish
than aluminum, so the ribs on
chrome Radial winches are spaced
closer together to increase friction.
This optimizes your grip for trimming
as well as for easing the sail in a
smooth, controlled manner.