SailNet Community - View Single Post - Winch covers--are they worth it?
View Single Post
Old 09-19-2009
Omatako's Avatar
Omatako Omatako is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Posts: 2,517
Thanks: 1
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Omatako will become famous soon enough
I think winch covers were born back in the days when winches were made of stuff other that stainless steel (Tufnol, et al) and needed protecting from the sun.

Maybe the non-stainless parts of a self-tailer could be protected but my winches are nearly 20 years old, been in the sun all that time and are still good.

The mission of covering, uncovering, stowing covers, fixing covers, making new covers every 2nd season, doesn't have any appeal for me.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."

Arthur C. Clarke
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook