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Harken’s pedestals feature aerodynamic cross-sections

Let the trickle down begin! As today’s America’s Cup boats and other grand prix racers continue to sail ever faster, windage aloft and on deck has become an increasingly important part of the speed equation.
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Let the trickle down begin! As today’s America’s Cup boats and other grand prix racers continue to sail ever faster, windage aloft and on deck has become an increasingly important part of the speed equation. Enter Harken’s “Air” and “Wing” pedestals, which reportedly reduce the drag generated by fore-and-aft and athwartships pedestals between 30 to 65 percent. Sculpted from carbon fiber (of course!) the pedestals feature aerodynamic cross-sections that are as slippery as they are sexy. If only Harken could find a way to make them easier to turn when grinding in a big load!

Price NA. Harken Inc., harken.com

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