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Harken MKI furler

I have a MKI Harken furler and I'm ordering a new sail for it. I was wondering if anyone knows what size luff tape it uses?

I'm surprised at how little information is available about the MKI. The only thing I found on the Harken site, usually a very good site for information on their products, was how to identify it. Next to nothing on the rest of the internet.

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Looks like most require a #6 luff tape - use the link below to find the manual for your actual unit - the size is listed in the "Pre-Assembly" section

Luff Tape Size
Unit 0 requires #6 (6/32" or 5mm) luff tape.

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OK. You made me bump my own thread. I'm going to go blind if I have to bump my own.
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you must have been typing the same time I was.

I can find no data on Harken's site for MKI furler. The closest they have is MKII. I bet that it is #6 luff tape because most of Harken's are. However, it's impossible to say with certainty because no data is available.

I'll probably cut off a peice of the luff tape from the old sail for an example and or take some careful measurements.
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I'd just give Harken a call:

Phone Technical Service: 262-691-3320
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm CST
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A guy in Canada has a really decent sailing blog and his boat has a Harken MkI.

Loose Moorings

He posted an online link to the manual here:

Harken Mark1 Owners Manual.pdf

The manual specifies #6 tape.

He also posted some harken Furler maintenance notes here (had trouble getting the url to display properly):

Loose Moorings: Category Archive for Boat Repair

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thanks, Sidmon

I'd read his article on the furler maintenance but didn't see the reference to the manual. Thanks for the link. I thought it would be #6 but there's just enough doubt because everyone knows ALMOST all the Harken furlers use #6.
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