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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?’.

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

© Beneteau 

Published Date: February 17 2024

 

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.

10 Reasons to upgrade to an Electric Winch

Yacht with electric winches - Nico Martinez V2


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?

Harken Small Boat Furlers - From 14ft Dinghy to 30ft Sportsboat

Upffront J70 With Harken Furler

 

Harken have a dedicated range of furlers for dinghies and keel boats up to 30ft (3mm, 5mm and 6mm diameter forestays). These are what we, at upffront.com would term “Structural furlers”, in that they are an integral part of the main forestay. These systems are designed for furling only and cannot be used as a jib reefing system.

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.

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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