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HARKEN REFLEX TOP DOWN FURLER UNIT 1

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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 and gennakers 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.

The Reflex cable is more torsionally resistant to corkscrewing than the current breed of textile cable. Braided stainless steel wire filaments over braided polyester core transmit torque to head swivel through both tension and compression for faster furling (textile cable transmits through tension only).

The quick-release modular T-fitting allows a single drive unit to handle multiple sails.

The Harken Reflex furler can also be used with with Code Zero sails, however a seperate low stretch tension cable must be included in the sails construction to handle the tensile loads.

Sail type
Asymmetric spinnaker

Maximum sail area (m²)
112 m²

Cable length (m)
18.29 m

Line Ø (mm)
6 mm

Includes
Drive unit, head swivel, Reflex tack swivel terminal, snap shackle threaded adapter, Reflex torsion cable, and clamps