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self-tailing sailboat winch / 2-speed / 4-speed / anodized aluminum
self-tailing sailboat winch
KSW KPW KCW

... Ultra Speed) and KWP (Ultra Power) are 4 automatic speed winches: 2 classic speeds and 2 extras for either 6 times more speed (KWS) ...

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Karver Systems
2-speed sailboat winch / 4-speed / anodized aluminum / for racing sailboats
2-speed sailboat winch
KCW 45

... technology: 1st speed very fast and 2nd speed very powerful  1st speed 2 times faster than a traditional winch ...

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

... innovative 4-speed automatic winch and very (very) performance oriented: 2 speeds identical to other winches on the market and 2 extra ultra fast ...

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

... 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 the winch handle ...

2-speed sailboat winch / bronze
2-speed 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. • ...

self-tailing sailboat winch / 2-speed / alloy
self-tailing 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 ...

2-speed sailboat winch / aluminum
2-speed sailboat winch
60.2STA

... 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 ...

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Harken
self-tailing sailboat winch / 2-speed / stainless steel
self-tailing 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
2-speed sailboat winch
2-speed sailboat winch
2020X series

... offer significant cost and weight savings over heavier metal alternatives. Three models are available - a single speed 8:1 and a two speed 16:1 and 23:1 version. Virtually self lubricating and corrosion ...

2-speed sailboat winch
2-speed sailboat winch
Compact

... First gear on the Compact hauls in line twice as fast as a conventional two-speed winch; simply reverse direction on the winch handle to drop into second gear, where ...

How to choose this product

2-speed-sailboat-winch

A winch is a fitting designed to increase mechanical advantage when hauling in a line. The line is wound around a drum with internal gearing and is operated using a removable handle. Two-speed winches can be turned in either direction. In one direction, the gear ratio is low, but it can be turned quickly. In the other, the higher gear ratio provides more mechanical advantage, but operation is slower.

Applications

These devices become indispensable once the size of the vessel and sail area reach certain dimensions. At that point, the force required to tighten lines becomes too great for unassisted manual operation. Winches are used to control headsail sheets, halyards, rigging at the foot of the mast, running backstays and other lines.

Technologies

Most winches are aluminum, though there are also bronze and stainless steel models. High-tech boats have winches with carbon drums. The internal mechanism is designed to facilitate sheeting in, slowly with less effort in one direction, quickly but with more effort in the other.

On self-tailing models, the free end of the line is held by a notched groove, or jaw at the top of the drum. This eliminates the need for a second crew to keep tension on the line while the first turns the winch handle. Winches can be one-, two-, three- or even four-speed.

How to choose

Sail area and vessel size and weight will determine the maximum load the winch will have to withstand. Self-tailing models offer advantages when sailing with a small crew.