This Harken 2 speed Plain Top Performaﾙ winch is for racers and racer/cruisers using high-tech line who don't want to invest in a carbon winch, or who need winches in smaller sizes. The Performa design combines the efficiency of Harken Radial winches with the sandblasted grip of its carbon fiber racing winch for a powerful hybrid.
Performa winches transfer high loads to the winch with fewer wraps, allowing crew to trim and ease sails quickly and repeatedly as wind strength and directions change. Composite roller and thrust bearings reduce friction under load; have excellent corrosion resistance; don't require lubrication. The Snap-fit socket, washer, and screw top lift out as a unit, making reassembly mistake-free. Use plain-top winches on sport boats where sails require frequent trimming.