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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.
A) It floats, so we have a half a chance of getting it back
B) If we don’t get it back, I’m 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 cockpit…
Maybe fluorescent tape?
on a starboard tack