Winches are essential on sailing ships. Because larger sails cannot be hauled in without assistance, a winch is the perfect tool. With a winch, much greater force can be applied and a gearbox allows for winching at different speeds or ratios.
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„This item performs beyond my expectations. I bought a pair of size S for my old Lewmar 16 wiches. It was quite hard to install them, but using hot water and a rope following the tutorial video we managed to install it. There were some reviews where they complained about it could not hold diameter 10 rope, but in my case it works perfectly. Even my jib-sheet is a tiny bit thicker than 10, I woud say it is 10.5 size with a cotton outer layer, but it cooperates well with the wicher. 100% recommended item!“
„I have only tested it on a short trip. It is louder than I thought it would be. But it unfurled and furled my genoa a good deal faster than I can turn the winch by hand, and of course with very little effort. I don't have the strength and energy I used to have when I was younger, so it is comforting that I don't exhaust myself so much when winching. It will help me extend my sailing days. I think the price of this item is well worth that!“
„The winch handle is made from presssed steel, which is a disappointment as it appears to be cast steel in the photographs. The underside edges are a bit sharp too.
Time will tell if it is strong enough“