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    Electric Sailboat Winch – Horizontal, Vertical or Compact Motor?

    Andersen Electric Winch © Andersen Winches

    © Andersen Winches

     

    You’ve chosen to upgrade from a manual winch to an electric winch. Now, you need to decide on motor placement. This is a critical design decision which largely depends on your boats available space below deck. Ask yourself: ‘What is going to fit, and what is going to be the least work?’.

    Lewmar EVO® Winches – Made to Last

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    Lewmar’s flagship EVO® winch range is an evolution of their Ocean range which they claim is the most popular winch ever made. This is due to their widespread use by volume boat builders who prioritise ease of use / maintenance and reliability.

    Karver Winches – A Truly Unique Proposition

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    Karver are relatively new to the world of sailboat winches but they are bringing something completely different to the market. Their KSW Speed and KPW Power winch ranges may not suit every application but by being totally unique, if you fall in their sweet spot, they can offer some dramatic advantages.

    What size electric sailboat winch do I need?

    Harken Electric Winch on Beneteau Oceanis 46.1

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    Published Date: September 27 2021

     

    Electric winches are becoming increasingly common. Used to reduce the strain of trimming and hoisting sails, electric winches make sailing more accessible; with strength no longer a barrier, it’s easy to sail short-handed or with minimal crew, share sailing with family and friends, plus prolong your time on the water for years to come.

    Quality Cruising with Andersen’s Electric Winch Range

    Andersen Electric Winches © Sparkman & Stephens Swan Association

    Photo Credit: © Sparkman & Stephens Swan Association 

     

    Andersen Winches are iconic. Often considered the benchmark for quality, Andersen’s elegant, stainless steel winches take pride of place on every deck. Underneath the stainless steel exterior, an internal construction manufactured from aluminium bronze – which is far more durable than aluminium – ensures cruising sailors can be safe in the knowledge their Andersen winch will last for a lifetime.

    Antal Manual Winches: Plain Top & Self-Tailing for Cruisers & Racers

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    Since 1977, Italian manufacturer Antal have been designing, manufacturing and assembling sailboat hardware in-house, determined to achieve the highest degree of quality and safety. Over the years, their investment in patented technological innovation has established Antal in the world of sailing, with their winches popular with racers, large production builders, luxury boat builders and, of course, cruising sailors.

    10 Reasons to upgrade to an Electric Winch

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    Upgrading to an electric winch, or multiple electric winches, is an investment, and as with any financial investment there has to be a reasonable return. So, what are the potential returns on this increasingly popular sail boat upgrade?

    The Differences Between Harken Radial and Performa Winches

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    Harken have an extensive range of winches which are split into x2 primary ranges: Radial and Performa. In this blog we help you understand the key differences between these ranges and guide you to the right choice for you and your boat’s needs.

    Ewincher - An alternative to electric winches?

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    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?.

    Andersen winch: Laser focus on a simple, reliable, high-quality design

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    Image Credits: Ronstan

     

    As part of the Ronstan brand, Andersen are 100% focused on providing simple, reliable high quality sailing winches. Anderson made the decision early on to focus on one standard range and do it well. This blog will look at the Andersen range and outline some of the features and benefits of their easily recognisable design.

    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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