Kicker Components

New Tougher Bullseye Fairlead – Harken

In our June newsletter you may have seen these images of a badly worn kicker/vang bullseye fairlead when we talked about rope wear. Because the fairlead is tucked away behind the cleat it doesn’t get looked at very often – as apparent from the photos below!

Although you can simply switch the fairlead around as wear only occurs on the aft facing side, or replace it, once the shiny surface is eroded the wear seems to happen quite quickly, increasing friction in your system and the wear on your control line. Whilst not a new problem it is made worse by tougher control lines such as ones using Technora in the cover which are more abrasive.
Southeast Sailboats had been discussing this wear issue with Harken and we shared the above photos with them. Harken have responded and are now going to be producing the fairlead from a harder material which should make it more resilient to initial wear, as well as reducing wear once the shiny surface layer is worn away.
Southeast Sailboats have the first of these improved bullseye and at just £3.60 it’s an economical, class legal way to help reduce wear in your kicker/vang system.

Harken Kicker Fairlead
Harken Kicker Fairlead
Genuine Harken fairlead for the kicker/vang assembly. This is the latest batch that Harken have made using a harder material.
£3.60

New Stronger Kicker Keys – Harken

Curved Kicker Key - Harken
Curved Kicker Key - Harken
New stronger design of curved kicker key.
£4.95


Curved Kicker Key - Harken - with Nut/Bolt and Washer
Curved Kicker Key - Harken - with Nut/Bolt and Washer
New stronger design of curved kicker key with nut, bolt and washer.
£5.45

New Stronger Kicker Keys – Allen

Curved Kicker Key - Allen
Curved Kicker Key - Allen
New super strong design of curved kicker key with thicker top. This key has an even thicker top than the improved key introduced by Harken
£5.35

Top Block Nut, Bolt, Washer Set

Kicker Nut/Bolt and Washer
Kicker Nut/Bolt and Washer
M5 nut, bolt and washer for fixing the kicker key to the Harken 466 block
£0.95

Kicker Assembly

Harken Kicker Lower Unit
Harken Kicker Lower Unit
Harken Kicker Lower Unit.
£143.00

Kicker Blocks

Harken 2158 18mm Double Carbo Block
Harken 2158 18mm Double Carbo Block
Supplied as standard on XD spec boats for the kicker middle block. Lightweight and strong
£34.45

Kicker Block Assembly - Allen XHL - Blue
Kicker Block Assembly - Allen XHL - Blue
Allen Extreme High Load block with stronger Kicker Key Assembly. Use the dropdown to select if you want a primary line spliced onto the block at no extra charge.
£119.95
Spliced Primary Line :

Kicker Block Assembly - Allen XHL - Black
Kicker Block Assembly - Allen XHL - Black
Allen Extreme High Load block with stronger Kicker Key Assembly. Use the dropdown to select if you want a primary line spliced onto the block at no extra charge.
£119.95
Spliced Primary Line :

Harken 466 25mm Forkhead Block with Becket
Harken 466 25mm Forkhead Block with Becket
Laser kicker top block
£38.95
Harken 466 25mm Forkhead Block with Becket including Key
Harken 466 25mm Forkhead Block with Becket including Key
Laser kicker top block with the new stronger kicker key and nut/bolt
£42.95
Harken 407 Double 16mm Block with Becket
Harken 407 Double 16mm Block with Becket
Traditional metal kicker middle block for 15:1 kicker setup
£29.50

Harken 406 Double 16mm Block
Harken 406 Double 16mm Block
Traditional metal kicker middle block (without the becket) for 12:1 kicker setup
£28.50

Spare Parts

Harken HSB 21 Clevis Pin
Harken HSB 21 Clevis Pin
3/8 inch clevis pin for the top of the Harken Kicker Assembly
£1.95
Harken H-31026A Clevis Pin
Harken H-31026A Clevis Pin
1/4 inch clevis pin for the bottom of the Harken Kicker Assembly
£4.95
Harken H-43999 Clevis Pin
Harken H-43999 Clevis Pin
This is the very small 3/16 inch clevis pin that is provided with the Harken 466 Forkhead block
£1.30
Harken HSB 24 Split Ring
Harken HSB 24 Split Ring
Split ring for use with the HSB 21 and H-31026A clevis pins
£0.25

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