MKIV Unit 00AL Jib Furler
Perfect jib reefing and furling system for small cruising and racing
boats under 26 ft (8 m). It offers a combination of the key features in larger Harken® furling systems put into a smaller simpler unit.
The free-rolling systems are quick to reef and furl while maintaining optimal speed. Now you can stay off the foredeck during
a blow and rely on the furler for ‘crew’ when sailing shorthanded.
These have really been a big hit. All sizes feature four sets of strong Torlon ball bearings for smooth furling under high load. Aluminum house is nice and compact. 550 series has found its way onto the Melges 24.
The Furlex 20S is designed for free flying jibs on dinghies. The furling system features stainless steel bearings, adjustable line exit and optional halyard lead arm. The Furlex 20S bottom furler has twin bearing units
with 4mm stainless steel ball bearings. These larger ball bearings run in multi-axis bearing units to reduce friction and wear. A further benefit of the bearing design is that with one bearing in the upper part of the furling drum and one in the lower, the radial torque from the furling
line is evenly distributed. This eliminates the problem of the drum twisting, a common cause of friction in more basic designs.
The top swivel also has a bearing system with 4mm ball bearings to minimise friction. It is particularly important to select a low-friction top unit to prevent the halyard from twisting, instead of the swivel.
Can be easily fitted on your furling line by tying a thumbknot on the dead end of the line and feeding it through the hole in the drum upper surface. For outer drum rotation, the outer cover can be rotated and locked in one of fifteen positions.
Harken Small Boat furling systems allow the dinghy or trailerable cruising sailor to set and furl the jib from the cockpit. The drums and halyard swivels of these furling systems feature multiple stacked races of Delrin or Torlon bearings to ensure smoot rotation under load. All Small Boat furling systems reuire a jib with a luff wire properly seized to the sail.
H434 - Dinghies under 16ft. (4.9m)
H435 - Dinghies to 20ft. (6.1m) & Catamarans to 18ft. (5.5m)
H436 - Cruising boats to 25ft. (7.6m) & Catamarans to 23ft. (7.0m)
These use continuous furling lines that provide positive control and a clean cockpit. Aluminum construction with stainless steel ball bearing for high load. Uses 1/4 inch clevis pins. Use for jibs on boats to 20 feet.
This F.G.1 furling system uses a 2mm single rope for jibs on boats that are up to 20 feet. It has a stainless steel spindle and ball bearings to enhance working loads. It contains a plastic insert to help prevent sail chafe and has a fully enclosed plastic drum to hold the control line so it can't fall off.