Pewaukee, WI—With features that will appeal to all sailors, the new Harken Carbo® OneTouch® handle with SpeedGrip combines the efficiency of plain handles with the reliability of locking handles. The Harken OneTouch uses a patented locking solution that keeps the handle securely in the winch. Releasing is fast and simple—just grab anywhere along the length of the handle. The SpeedGrip top features a ball bearing knob that swivels independently from the ball bearing hand grip, allowing fast trimming for low loads and powerful two-handed grinding for higher loads.
″The benefits are obvious. You can quickly insert or remove the Carbo OneTouch for fast maneuvers or safely leave the handle in place. And everyone will like how easy it is to use with just one hand," says Steve Orlebeke, director of engineering. ″But the addition of SpeedGrip functionality is key in making sure as much grinding effort as possible is translated into trimming power. People love the SpeedGrip—it’s one of Harken's smooth finishing touches not found on competing handles.″
Weighing in at only 590 g (20.8 oz), the 240 mm (9.5″) Harken Carbo OneTouch utilizes the same time-tested composite in the grab bar and main handle that makes our Carbo block line lightweight, yet robust. The high-strength fiber-reinforced composite is UV-stabilized for excellent protection against long-term exposure to saltwater and sun. Cross-ribbing and bracing provide additional stiffness. A hardcoat-anodized aluminum drive gear fits any standard winch socket and stands up to years of weather and wear.
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