Harken Hydraulic Backstays
Harken’s Integral Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster provides
the power to optimize sail shape quickly. The cylinder features a built-in,
double-acting pump that delivers oil when the handle is both
pushed and pulled. This moves oil through the system twice
as fast as single-acting pumps on other integrals.
Assemblies include a hardcoat-anodized aluminum cylinder
and pump, valve, gauge, and stainless pump handle with three
attachment options: pin installs handle permanently; O-ring
secures handle in socket, but is not permanent; nonlocking
handle installs without O-ring and roll pin. All pins and plugs
are stainless steel. Cylinders include a clevis on both ends.
Standard eye-jaw toggles fit all Harken® cylinders.
The pressure-release knob turns clockwise to close and pump,
counterclockwise to release. When closing the pump, the knob
cannot be over-tightened by hand, preventing damage to the
valve. Release speed depends on how far open the knob is turned.
Pressure relief is factory set to prevent crew from over-tensioning
An analog gauge with pressure increments reading 0-5 (0-5000 psi)
is prominently mounted at the top of the cylinder. The gauge
adjusts to four positions for easy viewing from the cockpit.
Harken integral backstay adjusters come in two sizes to fit
boats with 5 to 7 mm (7/32 to 9/32 in) wire—approximately
9 to 12 m (30 to 39 ft).
Harken Integral Hydraulic Backstay Adjusters
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