HARKEN TAKES ON RACING FOIL MARKET WITH NEW PRODUCT
“Carbo Racing Foil:” Lightweight, Durable, Low Friction
Pewaukee, Wisconsin — Harken has introduced a product to the racing keelboat sailor that is a step forward in headsail foils: the Harken Carbo Racing Foil offers a superior design and significant materials advances over the PVC commonly used in similar racing foils.
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”By using modern engineering resins instead of commodity plastics we have raised the bar,” said Greg Hartlmeier, Senior Engineer-Special Projects. “These twin-grooved foils are 15% lighter than PVC, stronger, and extremely lubricious. Racing sailors will love them – it will not be a difficult decision to change over to Carbo.”
The foil's Carbo material is very low friction for fast hoists, douses and sail changes. Its high strength dramatically increases resistance to line wear. Impact resistance is also increased with less foil damage from spinnaker poles, especially in cold weather. Heat has a negligible effect on stiffness, so the sail holds securely. The black color provides superior UV protection and is easy to see against a light sky, while complementing modern sailcloth colors. The foil also features an improved feeder/prefeeder system.
Installation is easy. When the foil is uncoiled it straightens. Snapping the foil onto the stay is a simple task and can be done with the mast up. The Harken Carbo Racing Foil fits boats with headstays to 5/16 in. or rods to -17.
Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories. Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Harken manufactures in USA and Italy. Their network includes offices in Rhode Island, California, Florida, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
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