J/24 Rigging Diagrams
Use the diagrams below to reference Harken part numbers to appropriate application on your J/24 sailboat. Parts recommendations are offered as a guide for common applications.
J/24 Mainsheet Traveler with Windward Sheeting Car
Harken Windward Sheeting traveler cars have the control cleats built into a special mechanism that automatically opens and closes the leeward cleat during a tack. This allows you to stay on the high side, checking telltales and steering through waves as you pull the car to its new windward side.
Parts Shown: Harken 2621, Harken 2601, Harken 2745, Harken 2721 (Special Order)
J/24 Vang Control System
The star of this 8:1 cascaded vang system is the Harken 57 mm Carbo Fiddle Ratchet Block w/ Becket & Cam 2676. The reversible cam and adjustable arm keep your hand clear of the cabin house when playing the vang up and downwind. Easy-to-operate on/off switches are located on both sides of the block. Complete the system with a 3226 57mm Magic Block and 2621 57mm Carbo Fiddle Block (same as main sheet system). On the cabin top, 240 Swivel Cam Cleats are used for control lines.
J/24 Plain-Top Winches
Plain-Top Winches are powerful, lightweight, and features sandblasted drums optimized for halyard and sheeting applications using high-tech line. The top’s smaller diameter makes it easier to peel off the genoa sheet during tacks. It’s also easier to wrap the sheet when cross sheeting upwind. The snap-fit design keeps composite bearings captive in a high-strength Delrin cage when the drum is removed for maintenance. Shop Winches
J/24 Pro Tip: Jib Halyard Block
Mounting a 57 mm Carbo Ratchamatic to the deck, on the starboard side, close to the mast, and in-line with the jib halyard cleat, gives the bowman extra holding power while hoisting the genoa at the leeward mark. After bearing away from the windward mark, the ratchet disengages letting the halyard smoke through the block. Nothing beats this block’s speed as it brings the halyard down for the run.
Diagram provided by Harken. West Coast Sailing is an approved seller of Harken sailboat hardware.