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sailboat winch / for racing sailboats / 2-speed / 4-speed
sailboat winch
KCW 45

... times faster than a traditional winch  2nd gear = size 46 winch power • Perfect for sailboats from 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 meters) • 850 Kg working load matching a standard size 40 winch. • ...

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Karver Systems
sailboat winch / for racing sailboats / 2-speed / 4-speed
sailboat winch
KSW40

... speed automatic winch and very (very) performance oriented: 2 speeds identical to other winches on the market and 2 extra ultra fast speeds. At the maneuver, the difference is just incredible: the rope is grinded 6 ...

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Karver Systems
sailboat winch / for racing sailboats / 2-speed / 4-speed
sailboat winch
KSW46

... speed automatic winch and very (very) performance oriented: 2 speeds identical to other winches on the market and 2 extra ultra fast speeds. At the maneuver, the difference is just incredible: the rope is grinded 6 ...

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Karver Systems
sailboat winch / 2-speed / bronze
sailboat winch
Ocean 58ST

Lewmar's Ocean winch range is the most popular winch ever made. Its styling still attracts boat builders looking for a more classic look or for those looking to upgrade or replace their existing winches. • ...

sailboat winch / self-tailing / 2-speed / alloy
sailboat winch
EVO® Speed Ring

EVO® Speed Ring racing winches offer all the features of the EVO® Range with the additional benefit of two drum diameters. The larger drum is used for fast asymmetric spinnaker gybes or hoists while the standard size drum allows fine ...

sailboat winch / self-tailing / 2-speed
sailboat winch
S30, S40, S48, S54

... weight package. The grip on the winch drum is exceptionally efficient and combined with a unique self-tailer it enables the trimmer to pull the slack out of the sheet with the line sitting in the Self-tailer and with ...

sailboat winch / single-speed / aluminum
sailboat winch
HT94008

... self-adjusting for a variety of rope diameters Off-centre axle means more space for gears with the same base diameter the winch delivers greater mechanical advantage. This is a plus in high-load action and even allows ...

sailboat winch / self-tailing / single-speed / anodized aluminum
sailboat winch
15STA

... Radial winch drums gripping surface is shaped for each winch size and drum material and features diagonal ribs (rather than textured abrasive materials) to maximize gripping power and greatly reduce line ...

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Harken
racing sailboat winch / self-tailing / 3-speed / aluminum
racing sailboat winch
XT 52 Race Direct

XT ST race winch, power 52, 3 speed with direct speed, black aluminum drum

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Antal
sailboat winch / self-tailing / 2-speed / stainless steel
sailboat winch
28 ST FS

... load the winch may handle as follows: pull of handle (kg x Power Ratio = pull of winch (kg). This means that by applying a load of 10kg, using a 10" standard handle, on a Power Ratio 40:1 winch, ...

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Andersen
sailboat winch / 2-speed
sailboat winch
2020X series

These composite winches are a versatile alternative to more commonplace aluminium versions. They are suitable for a wide range of applications on yachts of all sizes - as primaries for yachts up to 30ft, or as spinnaker sheet and halyard ...

sailboat winch / single-speed / composite
sailboat winch
MARELON®

Molded of Marelon® for exceptional strength, this lightweight winch will easily handle up to 200 square feet of sail. This little winch is ideal for use on the modern trailer-sailor or the small racer. ...

sailboat winch / 2-speed
sailboat winch

Far friendlier to halyards than jammers, snubbing winches free up the powered winches for other operations. Built from stainless steel with safe working loads from 2000 8000kg, these Rondal winches have a well-sealed oil bath mechanical ...

sailboat winch / 2-speed
sailboat winch
Compact

Compact Winch Saves Space and Weight and Reduces Effort Bigger sails used to mean you needed bigger winches—not anymore, thanks to the Compact Winch from Pontos. This little winch combines ...

How to choose this product

winch

A winch is a mechanism which increases mechanical advantage for raising or trimming sails. Diameter and gearing vary with the size of the vessel and the forces in play. Many winches offer several speeds. Some are electric or hydraulic.

Applications

These devices are used to raise and trim sails. Location on board varies depending on whether they will handle sheets or halyards.

Technologies

The line is wrapped around the cylindrical winch drum. The gears within increase mechanical advantage. Ratios range from 1:5 to 1:120 for the biggest models. The winch is operated manually using a handle or is turned by an electric motor or a hydraulic system, for the most sophisticated models.

The line held on the drum will not slip if sufficient tension is maintained. This makes it easy to sheet in. On self-tailing winches, tension is maintained by sliding the line into a slot, or jaw at the top of the drum.

How to choose

Choice will depend on line diameter, maximum load and whether the winch will be manual, electric or hydraulic.

Advantages

- Provides great mechanical advantage

Disadvantages

- Risk of fouling
- Location must be planned in advance