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Olaf Harken, co-founder of US deck hardware manufacturer Harken Inc, passed away yesterday in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. He was 80.

Olaf and his older brother, Peter, created the hugely successful rope handling business that bears their name, by “working hard, delivering excellence, and having fun every day”, reads a Harken statement.

Harken makes marine hardware, hydraulics and winch systems for racing and cruising sailboats of all types and sizes. Read on, thanks to IBI News.