Harken Carbo Racing Foils (Headstay Foils)


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Harken Carbon Racing Foils

Harken Carbo foils are used by many of the top racing programs. Thanks to their carbon material, Harken carbo foils make sail changes, hoists and douses a breeze. smoothly raise your genoa as you reach the leward mark or change to that #3 as the wind picks up without having to use a lot of force.

The engineering resins used by Harken in these strong, lightweight head foils offer significant advancements over the weaker PVC materials used by other manufacturers. The low-friction twin headsail grooves are ultra-smooth, allowing hoists, douses, and headsail changes to be easily and efficiently executed. The impact resistance of the Harken carbo headsail foil is unmatched, with far less foil damage from loaded spinnaker poles, especially in cold weather where foils made from pvc may crack. Heat has little effect on stiffness. Foils are a UV protected black color that is easy for the trimmer to see.

Each kit comes with a prefeeder that uses anodized rollers to align the sail into the foil and reduce friction.

Harken Carbo Racing headsail foils can be installed with the mast up. For mast-up installation, simply uncoil the foil and snap onto the stay. Installation is a relatively simple process following the step by step instuctions included with the foil kit.

An aluminum chafe guard keeps spinnaker sheets from damaging the foil during high-speed jibes. Testing shows this guard weighs the same as aramid fiber or composite, and is impervious to wear, unlike UHMW plastic tape which wears away quickly. A Harken chafe guard is included free with the purchase of a 7000, 7001, or 7002 kit.

Sizing Harken Carbo Headsail Foils
There are several dimensions that are key when selecting a Harken carbo headsail foil for your boat. Your luff tape size and forestay diameter will determine whether you need a Unit 0, 1, 2 or 3 system. your headstay length will determine which kit to get within those sizes. For example, a boat with a 1/4" headstay diameter, a headstay length of 40' and a size 5 (5/32) luff tape size would need a Unit #0 12m foil kit.

About Harken Carbo Foil Replacement Parts
Replacement parts that are available for Harken Carbo foils include replacement foil sections, replacement chafe gaurds and replacement preefeeder. The replacement prefeeder is the same one that comes with all sizes of racing foils. TheEach size of foil uses a different size chage gaurd. Foil sections are sold in several different lengths. Be sure to check both the size and length of the replacement foil that you are getting.

We at Mauri Pro Sailing are fully committed to be your Harken Carbo Racing Foil specialist not only providing the sailing community with a comprehensive and easy to use web site but with all the appropriate technical information that you might need to select your sailboat hardware and equipment. If you need any assistance selecting the appropriate Headsail Foils for your boat please contact us. Our crew is ready to help!