The Harken 32.2 black aluminum winches are the standard primary winch on the J/80. Keeping gears/bearings properly greased and paw/springs oiled is critical to good performance. Paws (008) and springs (038) are sold in the HBK4512 kit (10 of each). Other replacement winch parts are easy to order - please contact us.
Harken® single-speed winches are the finest small winches made. They feature all-metal bases and bushings or bearings where other brands use plastic bodies and no bearings.
The B6 features a simple Delrin®-bearing sleeve. This bearing is almost maintenance free and requires only occasional cleaning.
All of these products are advised for use in routine maintenance of your Harken winches, to ensure proper performance and long life:
Harken Winch Grease: a non-aging, high adhesive synthetic lubricant. It is resistant to both salt and fresh water, and protects metal gears, roller bearings, and all moving winch parts from corrosion and wear. Note: do not grease pawls, plastic rollers or balls.
Harken Pawl Oil: used to lubricate pawls and springs for maximum performance.