Ordering Travelers & Genoa Lead Cars

5/5/2012

1. Determine system size
System size is based on boat type and sail area. Contact Harken for sail areas larger than listed. See explanation of part number system for 27 mm Midrange and 32 mm Big Boat sizes.

2. Select Track and Accessories
High-beam track spans unsupported areas. Metric, English, and variable hole spacing available. Check track specification charts for compatible accessories. For non-CB (captive bearing) Mini-Maxi, Maxi, T-Track, and CRX track see the Harken catalog. For track bending information, see curved track.

3. Choose Car Options
Type: Options include car-mounted sheaves, high-load coupled cars, windward sheeting, and lightweight loop cars. For genoa lead cars, choose between a pinstop or adjustable system. See traveler systems and genoa systems for common configurations.

Purchase: Cars with car-mounted blocks have purchases from 1:1 to 4:1. Choose cars based on desired purchase.

Mainsheet Block Attachments: Cars offered with stand-up toggles, toggles with ears, shackles, and soft attach options.

4. Select End Controls
Control Block Selection Guides: See purchase selection guide to specify blocks and end controls based on system purchase.

5. Contact
Please contact Harken with questions.
Technical Service email
262-691-3320 phone 7:30-4:30 CST

Mainsail Traveler System Size Selection


Dinghies/Light Daysailers


 
 
Monohulls
 
Multihulls
 

 
 

 
 
Maximum mainsail area
 
Maximum mainsail area
 

 
 

 
 
End-boom sheeting
Mid-boom sheeting
 
End-boom sheeting
Mid-boom sheeting
Cars
ft2
m2
ft2
m2
 
ft2
m2
ft2
m2

 
13 mm Micro CB
110
10.2
85
8
 
85
8
70
6.5

 
22 mm Small Boat CB: low-load
125
11.6
100
9.3
 
100
9.3
80
7.5

 
22 mm Small Boat CB: standard
160
14.9
135
12.5
 
135
12.5
110
10.2

 
22 mm Small Boat CB: high-load 1250 Series
200
18.6
160
14.9
 
160
14.9
135
12.5

 
27 mm Midrange CB: standard
350
32.5
285
26.5
 
275
25.5
215
20

 

Small Offshore Boats/Heavy Daysailers

 
 
Monohulls
 
Multihulls
 

 
 

 
 
Maximum mainsail area
 
Maximum mainsail area
 

 
 

 
 
End-boom sheeting
Mid-boom sheeting
 
End-boom sheeting
Mid-boom sheeting
Cars
ft2
m2
ft2
m2
 
ft2
m2
ft2
m2

 
22 mm Small Boat CB: high-load
150
14
125
11.5
 
135
12.5
110
10.2

 
22 mm Small Boat CB: high-load 1250 Series
190
17.5
150
14
 
160
14.9
125
11.5

 
27 mm Midrange CB: standard
260
24
215
20
 
215
20
160
14.9

 
27 mm Midrange CB: high-load
300
28
240
22
 
240
22
190
17.5

 

Large Offshore Boats

 
 
Monohulls
 
Multihulls
 

 
 

 
 
Maximum mainsail area
 
Maximum mainsail area
 

 
 

 
 
End-boom
sheeting
Mid-boom
sheeting
 
End-boom
sheeting
Mid-boom
sheeting
Cars
ft2
m2
ft2
m2
 
ft2
m2
ft2
m2

 
32 mm Big Boat CB: standard
425
39.5
350
32.5
 
350
32.5
300
28

 
32 mm Big Boat CB: high-load
550
51
450
42
 
450
42
350
32.5

 
32 mm Big Boat CB: 2 stand-up toggles; 32 mm CRX Roller: 3074
575
53.4
500
46.5
 
500
46.5
425
39.5

 
32 mm Big Boat CB: 2 T3201Bs joined by 580
700
65
525
49
 
525
49
450
42

 
32 mm Big Boat CB: 2 high-load cars coupled 
1100
102
900
83.6
 
900
83.6
750
69.7

 
42 mm Mini-Maxi: 3068, 32 mm Big Boat CRX Roller: 3075
1100
102
900
83.6
 
900
83.6
750
69.7

 
64 mm Maxi
1400
130
1100
102
 
1100
102
900
83.6

 

 
Genoa Lead System Size Selection

The chart below sizes lead cars for the #1, #2, and #3 genoas based on typical loads for these sails. See Block Loading vs Angle of Deflection and Genoa System Loading to size for different deflection angles and wind speeds. See Genoa Lead Car Systems for common configurations.

 
Maximum sail area
 
 
 
 
 
32 mm Big Boat
 
 
 
 
 
 
22 mm
Small Boat
 
27 mm
Midrange
 
Standard
 
High-load
 
42 mm
Mini-Maxi
 
Adjustable
Genoa Lead Cars
ft2
m2
ft2
m2
ft2
m2
ft2
m2
ft2
m2
#1 & #2 Genoa*
450
41
750
70
1500
139
2700
251
4400
409
#3 Genoa**
175
16
330
31
435
40
650
60
1300
121
*Assumes 155% Genoa/25 knots apparent wind/45° sheet lead angle
**Assumes 100% Genoa/40 knots apparent wind/60° sheet lead angle
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