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post #9 of Old 07-13-2005
JeffC_
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Why spend thousands for electric winches?

An electric winch is understandable; they certainly have extended many a sailor''s life on the water.<P>But this gizmo seems to be an inefficient way to motorize a winch. It requires an inverter to run an AC power drill, and the extension cord running down the comapnionway. Better, I think, to go through the expense to do it right and fit winches with electric motors under the base.<P>If you can''t find the time to do it right, from where will you find the time to do it over?
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