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|"Makes everyone a winch gorilla! Power-Handle is a longed-for complement for weak arms" Batnytt Apr/1990|
The choice of winches has always been a compromise of price, performance and quality. Racing sailors must also take into account the weight of the winch as winches astern often influence the boat's center of gravity with resultant loss of speed.
The problems inevitably appear when the wind is freshening.
One simply does not have the strength to sheet home the last part of the genoa or to fully tension the halyards when they stretch or to reef the main sail. The result is bad trim and reduced boat speed, all to the cost of ultimate pleasure for the family and racing sailor.
Furthermore, all sailors who have at some time "lost a halyard" or who have made that risky repair up the mast, know what heavy work it is to hoist someone in a bosun's chair.
The solution of the problems is POWER-HANDLE - the movable winch-booster that fits in the standard socket of almost any winch.
Imagine yourself - especially in rising winds - becoming almost three times stronger than you really are, when:
POWER-HANDLE - a result of several years development work - is a revolutionary innovation built up around a highly efficient epicyclic gearing, which gives unthought of advantages over conventional winch technology. Even the lock-in feature - two balls pressed apart by a spring - bears witness to innovative thinking leading to easier handling.
POWER-HANDLE's torque reaction arm - with the two wheels around the line - prevents the line climbing up the winch drum and acts as a clever anti tangle device.
The best materials!
POWER-HANDLE is a product of the highest quality, using the best and strongest materials. The epicyclic gearing and the drive shaft are manufactured in precision-machined aluminiumbronze; the spindles in stainless cold drawn acid-proof steel and the outer casing in investment casted surface treated aluminum!
The epicyclic gearing in POWER-HANDLE gives a gear ratio of 3:1 in both directions.
The weight of POWER-HANDLE is a mere 1.3 kg.
The length of the handle, only 18.5 cm, means that POWER-HANDLE is very manageable and easy to grind and ideal for use in confined spaces.
POWER-HANDLE is delivered complete, as illustrated on the image above.
Only a screwdriver is needed to service POWER-HANDLE,
POWER-HANDLE fits almost all winches with standard winch sockets.
On self-tailing winches it is often possible for the operator to use his free hand to hold the torque reaction arm which in that case does not have to be placed over the line.