Harken 32 mm Glue-On Switch T-Track Bonds Powerfully, Saves Weight Aloft

9/15/2015

HC11663.jpgPewaukee, WI - Harken's new 32 mm glue-on Battcar switch system T-Track permanently bonds to carbon masts using the latest in structural adhesive technologies, eliminating the need for fasteners and backing plate. The result is a much lighter system - perfect for high-performance yachts concerned with weight aloft. There are few holes to weaken the mast, metal fasteners to point load and loosen, or dissimilar materials to corrode. Stress loads are evenly distributed across the mast face, ensuring durability in harsh conditions.

"We use Harken 32 mm switch T-Track on yachts from 24 - 43 m (80 - 140')", says Dana Jennings, Custom Sales Project Manager. "You'll find our track aboard J-Class Yachts, the Wally Centos, as well as many other high-performance sloops. The new bonded glue-on track works seamlessly with our existing switch system components, allowing stack heights to be cut in half. When customized with titanium components and no switch plate, this track is ideal for ocean racers looking for a low-profile, lightweight, durable Battcar system. Harken's 12T and 8T 32 mm halyard locks are also used with this track."

Professional installation is required.

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