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post #3 of Old 07-18-2019
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Re: Floating Winch Handle

I have that exact same winch handle.

After a friend dropped a winch handle overboard during a charter, and we were billed an exorbitant amount by the charter company, I started bringing my own winch handle along.

I figured
A) It floats, so we have a half a chance of getting it back
B) If we donít get it back, Iím out $40 instead of $140

It had never occurred to me that it would float black part up and be very hard to see.

I like the idea of painting the handle, except that I can imagine getting fluorescent paint chips all over the cockpitÖ

Maybe fluorescent tape?

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