It looks like a winch. It mounts like a winch. It cranks like a winch. It’s not a winch.
First designed to solve a deck layout challenge unique to the J/70, the Harken SnubbAir might look like a smaller, more efficient version of the winch it replaces. But the product has so many potential applications it defies classification as a winch.
It could act more like a really large ratcheting foot, cheek block, or even a ratcheting line diverter in the pit. The SnubbAir provides lots of line-holding power even without a winch handle. That muscle could become very popular on an A Scow or a powered-up sport boat where the spinnakers can be more than a handful. Even better, you can just flip the sheet off the drum and jibe. If you need even more holding power, wrap the sheet around the SnubbAir twice or use a winch handle with the optional adapter.
SnubbAir comes with four integral threaded studs placed to precisely match the bolt pattern of the B8A winch on the J/70 deck. Start-to-finish, swapping out winches for SnubbAirs takes less than 10 minutes. All washers and Nylok® nuts required for mounting are included.
For the Winch Handle Adapter follow the link below:
Drum Ø (mm) 79.2mm
Drum Ø (in) 3.12in
Base Ø (mm) 113.8mm
Base Ø (in) 4.48in
Height (mm) 68.8mm
Height (in) 2.71in
Weght (g) 489g
Weight (oz) 17.3oz
Fastener circle (mm) 90.7mm
Fastener circle (in) 3.57in
Number of fasteners: 4
Fasteners (mm) M6mm
Maximum holding laod (kg) 454kg
Maximum holding laod (lb) 1000lb