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Re: Ratcheting winch handle

Originally Posted by AndreasNYC View Post
Hello Everyone

I have 2 speed winches on my boat.
Unfortunately there is not enough clearance around the winches (for the jib lines) to rotate all the way around.

This means you have to move the handle back and forth rather than around.

When the tension gets beyond a certain point, the "fast" direction of the winch become too hard to move.

The solution would be a ratcheting winch handle that will only engage in the "slow" direction.

any idea where I can obtain some?


Consider using a Winchbit with a 10" or 12" socket wrench. It works, in both directions, and overall will be less costly than another winch handle.


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