Harken® 496 Standard Cam-Matic® with Fast Release Fairlead Kit
SKU: 496100
MSRP $67.20/EA
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This kit is a standard size Cam-Matic® cam cleat with a Fast Release Fairlead from Harken®. Cam-Matic cleats are hardcoat-anodized cam cleats that include ball bearings and are used for continual adjustment applications. Fast Release Fairleads are made from a tough, abrasion-resistant composite and allow for a quick flick of the line to rapidly release it with more consistent cleat disengaging. Featuring low-friction, angled stainless steel line guides on the exit side of the cleat, these fairleads keep the line away from the cam to eliminate unexpected re-cleats during maneuvers. Use for fast spinnaker take-downs or anywhere fast release is crucial.


  • Includes: Harken 150 Standard Cam-Matic® Cleat and Harken 494 Standard Fast Release Fairlead
  • Holds Lines Securely, Releases Instantly
  • UV-Stabilized, Carbon-Black Delrin® Ball Bearings in Cam Cleat
  • Aluminum Pawls
  • Tough, Abrasion-Resistant Composite Fairlead
  • Hardcoat-Anodized for High-Load, High-Wear, and Continuous Adjustment Applications
  • Rapidly Release Lines with a Quick Flick


Sale Unit: EA
Color: Black
Brand: Harken
Cam Cleat Height: 1-3/16 inches (30 mm)
Fairlead Height: 2-3/32 inches (53 mm)
Fairlead Height Above Cam: 3/4 inch (19 mm)
Cam Cleat Length: 2-9/16 inches (65 mm)
Fairlead Length: 2-5/8 inches (67 mm)
Cam Cleat Width: 1-1/4 inches (32 mm)
Fairlead Width: 1-13/16 inches (47 mm)
Weight: 4.85 ounces (137 g)
Minimum Line Diameter: 1/8 inch (3 mm)
Maximum Line Diameter: 1/2 inch (12 mm)
Fastener Spacing: 1-1/2 inches (38 mm) (Center-to-Center)
Fasteners: #10 Flat Head (5 mm) (Fasteners Not Included)
Breaking Strength: 750 pounds (340 kg)
Maximum Working Load: 300 pounds (136 kg)
Pawls Material: Aluminum
Wedge Included: No


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Michael Dyck
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Works as expected. Reasonable easy installation. Didn't come with installation instructions or hardware. Had trouble at my local small town hardware store finding bolts long enough that were still small enough on diameter for the job, but after going back once I found what was needed, installed, and made it out on the water!

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