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S.S. Sailboat Winch Drill Adapter Bit

Check out www.thecranker.com. This is a cool $20.00 bit that you can chuck into your drill as an inexpensive alternative to electric winches.
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S.S. Sailboat Winch Drill Adapter Bit

This is to be chucked into a drill and used on a sheet or halyard winch, right? Where does the AC come from that''s powering the AC-powered drill? A 12/14/18V DC battery-powered drill motor isn''t likely to be up to these tasks. Even if it was, the battery will give out in short order, after which it will need to be charged...so again, where does the AC come from?

I would hate to think that the guy selling this thing expects us to first turn on the inverter and begin drawing down our House Bank before we walk to the mast to raise the first sail of the day.

Jack
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S.S. Sailboat Winch Drill Adapter Bit

I know I see this all the time on e bay , all I can do is shake my head and to think some dont look before leaping , everyone should have one of these , Ill be the first on my dock , or maybe not .
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S.S. Sailboat Winch Drill Adapter Bit

Actually, a Milwaukee right angle cordless Drill (model # 3109-24 - puts out 50 ft-lbs) is more than up to the task, and can even hoist a 200# person on a bosun''s chair to the top of the mast. To be sure there is enough juice, I have a second (charged) battery on hand.

If used to raise the mainsail, it will do it several times before needing a recharge. In any event, I usually only raise the main once or twice in a day of sailing. For the jib, and for trimming, I do it all by hand.

Cost of the tool and the winch bit - about $400. I recall seeing electric winches priced at about $2,000 each.

~ Happy sails to you ~ _/) ~
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