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Harken OD Deck Layout - X 99


Harken OD Deck Layout - X 99

If you enjoy both class racing and cruising, the X-99 is a great choice. Launched in 1985 by X-Yachts, an amazing 100 boats were sold in the first week. To date, more than 600 of these fast 33-footers have been built, with established fleets and world class racing in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, UK, Hong Kong and Sweden. The deck layout is geared toward making the boat crew friendly, efficient to sail, and race ready out of the box. The cast-iron keel has a lead shoe bolted underneath for a low center of gravity to keep crew off the rail. The fractional rig features spreaders raked aft 5-degrees. This allows a margin of safety when tacking or jibing without the runners on, but provides a significant performance gain when using the runners during racing.

Windward Sheeting Mainsheet Traveler
The cams on the windward sheeting traveler car open and close automatically. This allows the trimmer to stay on the boat's high side and pull the car above the centerline without releasing the leeward control line. Tack, and the car stays in the same position, ready to be pulled to the new weather side.

Adjustable Genoa Lead System
Our ball bearing genoa lead cars make it easy to adjust sails under full-sheet loads without tacking. This reduction in friction and weight savings achieved using the T2™ block makes this a powerful lightweight package.