Harken #20 One-Speed Performa Self-Tailing Winch -
Harken Performa® winches are for racers and racer/cruisers using high-tech line who don’t wish to invest in a carbon winch.
The Performa Design.
The Performa design combines the efficiency of Harken Radial winches with the sandblasted grip of its Carbon Fiber racing line for a powerful hybrid that transfers high loads to the winch with fewer wraps, letting crew trim and ease sails quickly and repeatedly as wind strength and directions change.
Performa winches feature sandblasted drums with diagonal ribs optimized for halyard and sheeting applications using high-tech line.
Snap-fit design keeps bearings captive in a high-strength Delrin® cage when drum is removed for maintenance. Composite roller and thrust bearings don’t require lubrication.
Narrow composite jaws are shaped for easy line entry and ensure superior holding power on small-diameter line. Spring-loaded upper jaw adjusts under line pressure to accept a variety of line sizes; teeth grip evenly with or without load. The stripper arm covers the winch top to prevent fingers and clothing from catching in rotating parts, and adjusts to multiple positions.