Pewaukee, WI – When developing Element for wallet-conscious sailors, Harken engineers were faced with this question: How to deliver the critical design objective of Harken quality at a value price? Frankly, the road was HARD.
Harken engineers decided a new approach was imperative, rejecting the status-quo methodology of plastic blocks with internal stainless load-carrying balls. A hint of their solution is in the name. Everything not a building block of strength and durability is stripped away.
Element blocks combine a proven bearing system with the strength of forged aluminum, sculpted to protect the fiber-reinforced nylon sheaves. The result is a contemporary block that is extraordinarily durable, efficient—and wallet-friendly.
“Element is a product for sailors, no matter if they are cruisers or racers,” says Project Manager, Jeremy McMahon. “It’s a Harken block for people who don’t need Harken, but want the quality of Harken in any block they purchase.”
Element blocks are offered in singles, doubles, triples, fiddles and footblocks; accept line from 8 – 16 mm and come in 45, 60, and 80 mm sizes. They will be available in early 2018. Learn more at www.harken.com/element.
About: Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories. Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Harken manufactures in the USA and Italy. Its network includes distribution in 48 countries, with group offices located in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Rhode Island, California, and Florida).