Harken® 496 Standard Cam-Matic® with Fast Release Fairlead Kit

SKU: 496100



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

Item Specs:

  • Weight: 4.85 ounces (137g)
  • Minimum Line Diameter: 1/8 inch (3mm)
  • Maximum Line Diameter: 1/2 inch (12mm)
  • Fasteners: #10 Flat Head (5mm) (Fasteners Not Included)
  • Breaking Strength: 750 pounds (340kg)
  • Maximum Working Load: 300 pounds (136kg)
  • Pawls Material: Aluminum
  • Wedge Included: No