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    Ewincher - An alternative to electric winches?

    E-Wincher in use

     

    Electrification of winches can be a great benefit; reducing the strength and manpower needed on your boat and allowing many to sail short-handed or continue sailing longer in life. The standard option for most boat owners has been to upgrade all of their winches to electric, however, is the Ewincher electric winch handle a viable, cost effective alternative?.

    Karver’s Double Whammy at the DAME Awards

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    image credits: Nauticexpo

    The Dame Awards are the leisure marine industry’s equivalent to the Oscars, awarded every year at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), held in Amsterdam each November. They are awarded to recognise products that demonstrate excellence in design and innovation.

    How do I find the manufacture date and version number of my Andersen Winch?


    Andersen Winches Product Identification Code Manufacture Date

    Image Credit: Andersen Winches

    Andersen Winches are a big name in the boating business. Designed and manufactured in Denmark, Andersen Winches have earnt a reputation for building first class, high quality winches.

    Pontos Winches get ‘Karverized’

     

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    Some exciting news this month from one of our favourite French deck hardware suppliers, Karver Systems, who acquired Pontos winches in February this year.

     

    Pontos was another innovative start-up French company based on St Malo who brought their innovative 4 speed winches to the market in 2012/2013. They dominated the media for the following 2-3 years, coming first in Yachting World’s New Year’s Top 10 (2013) and with feature articles in Yachting Monthly, Practical Boat Owner, Sail World, Seahorse and Yachting World all of whom were impressed and wondering why no-one had done this before.

     

    Winch service made easy!

    Andersen Winch 46ST [RA2046010000] With Rope B

     

    Type in ‘how to service a winch’ on Google, and the results you will get are endless. There are two types of steps to take: those that are universal to all winches, and those that are applicable to specific models. In this post, we discuss minimum requirements for servicing.

    Getting to Grips with Winch Handles!

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    A winch handle is just a winch handle - right? It’s true, but when buying a new one, there are a few things you need to consider.

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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