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Harken launches the Reflex 3 Furler

by Harken UK 19 Jun 06:00 PDT
Harken Reflex 3 Furler launched © Harken

Meet Reflex's more muscular yet still strikingly reliable big brother

Better just got bigger

Harken’s Reflex™ furling system has proven reliable, tight, top-to-bottom kite furls are more than a dream. Now meet Unit 3. All Reflex… all pumped up for the halyard loads of boats 14 –18 m (46 – 60').

Meet Unit 3

A top to bottom furler that actually delivers

The promise of “top down” furlers is simple, yet has been notoriously difficult to follow through on. For a free-flying sail to furl evenly and completely, the head swivel at the top of the rig needs to start turning as soon as the crew begins pulling the furling line on the deck below. The Reflex systems, powered by Harken’s breakthrough torsion cable does just that – transferring torque at lightning speed. The result is tight, reliable, top-to-bottom furls.

Meet the rest of the family

Unit 1

Unit 1 is rated at 1.5T MWL for boats to 11 m (36ft).

Unit 2

Unit 2 is rated at 2.5T MWL for boats up to 14 m (45 ft).

Available off the shelf with 20m, 23m or 25m cable or in Code Zero variation

The Harken Reflex furling system is a game changer! The previous generation of free-flying sail furlers often resulted in partial or uneven furling. Patent-pending Harken Reflex furlers provide sailors confidence that their free-flying spinnakers, gennakers, and code sails will furl with speed and control.

The result? Sailors use downwind sails more often—even when sailing shorthanded. The compact drive unit is easier to handle than other designs. Pull the furling line and the drive unit reacts reflexively to rotate the torsion cable, immediately transferring torque to the head swivel without unwanted corkscrewing delaying the response. The head swivel reacts instantly, spinning the sail smoothly and completely from top to bottom for an even roll-up and super-tight wrap. The furled spinnaker lowers easily to the deck, ready for the next hoist.

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