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Harken 285 Sail Chafe Protector

  • Diameter: 70 mm (2-3/4"), Wire Size: 3/16" (5 mm) to 7/16" (11 mm)
  • Applications: Lifelines, Spreader Tips, Upper Backstay and Inner Forestay
  • Sold as a Set of (2)
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    • The Harken 285 Sail Chafe Protector (Roller) is designed to ease genoas over lifelines or past shrouds and to help large roach mainsails clear backstays
    • Applications:
      • Lifelines
        • Place one Chafe Protector in front of each stanchion to help the foot of the genoa roll over the lifelines during a tack
        • Keeps crew off the foredeck when tacking
      • Spreader Tips
        • Place a Chafe Protector above each spreader to protect the mainsail and genoa from chafe on the spreader tips
      • Upper Backstay with Fully Battened Mainsail
        • Place a Chafe Protector on the upper part of the backstay to help the upper leech of the full battened mainsail pass the backstay
        • Helps to extend life of mainsail because it reduces chafe
      • Inner Forestay
        • Place a Chafe Protector on the inner forestay to make tacking around the inner forestay quicker and easier
    • Diameter: 70 mm (2-3/4")
    • Wire Size: 3/16" (5 mm) to 7/16" (11 mm)
      • Chafe Protectors are pre-drilled for 3/16" (5 mm) wire
      • They may be drilled out to a maximum size of 7/16" (11 mm)
    • Sold as a Set of (2)

    Note:  DO NOT use Harken Equipment for Human suspension.

    WARNING: This product MAY expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


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