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I only open the fills at the dock. Very low danger of an overboard discharge of the winch handle on my boat, if not close to impossible.
It is considersably more likely to loose the handle when running the jib winches.
I am the only one who tightens them, therefore I know how tight they will be.
Even if they are overtightened or stuck for a variety of other reasons, I will absolutely be able to get them unstuck with a winch handle, whereas a key may be useless and painfull.