Fair Winds To Olaf Harken
If you’ve ever been on a boat and pulled on a line, chances are it was running through a Harken block.
The Harken line of sailing hardware started with a quest by Olaf and Peter Harken to have efficient blocks for their iceboats. From that simple genesis it expanded into the extraordinary company it is today. The range and quality of the hardware they make is just staggering.
Along the way the brothers had adventures too numerous to mention here but are detailed in a book by Olaf called “Fun Times In Boats, Blocks and Business.” It is an inspiring winter read- get it here: https://www.amazon.com/Fun-Times-Boats-Blocks-Business/dp/0996285008/ref=sr_1_24?keywords=harken&qid=1571830158&sr=8-24
Olaf passed quietly in his sleep a few days ago- we send our thoughts and condolences to his family, friends, and everyone in the Harken world.