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Always nice to discover new boat toys in these forums. The winch bit just might top them all - thanks for the link, and I'll definitely be adding one to my wishlist!

Is it difficult to hold the drill in the place while tightening a sheet, though? I don't understand how the right angle drill doesn't torque the whole unit around.
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I don't understand how the right angle drill doesn't torque the whole unit around.
well the leverage in a normal drill is about 3 inches, the leverage in right angle is about a foot maybe more
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The Milwaukee Drill will generate up to about 600 in lbs of torque before it stalls out. For its size, that's about a 30 lb load on the hand grip. In second gear (reverse on the drill) a Lewmar 43 has a power ration of 43:1. On our boat our primaries are 54's (54:1). My 105# 5' tall wife can trim our genny with the Drill in up to about 20 knot's apparent. Note, however, that the drill is not light and, for a small person, needs two hands to maneuver untill the bit's in place.

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