Pedestals - Racing
Harken Racing Pedestals allow crew members to trim from
powerful standing positions. Customized to meet each yacht’s requirements,
these pedestal systems can be linked together, allowing crew to work
in tandem to produce more power for faster, more efficient maneuvers.
Harken belt-drive pedestals are molded from carbon fiber and epoxy.
Prepreg lamination and autoclave curing maximize stiffness and
strength. Components are made of hardcoat-anodized aluminum
and 17-4PH stainless steel. Roller bearings, thermoplastic belt
sprockets, and carbon-fiber reinforced drive belts result in the
lowest possible weight.
Below-deck, belt-drive pedestals are also offered in above deck/middrive
styles. These pedestals can be removed and winches converted
to manual operation to make more room in the cockpit during a
long-distance race or cruise.
Harken’s MX carbon pedestals drive winches on small Grand-Prix
racers like GP42s, GP52s and Open 60s. The patented overdrive
system features two chains inside the pedestal, eliminating the weight
of an external overdrive box. Two drive sprockets allow trimmers to
select the gear ratio, switching between the 1:1 direct-drive and the
fast 1:3 drive chain without reversing grinding directions.