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Ratcheting winch handle

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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?

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Re: Ratcheting winch handle

I don't think anyone makes one anymore. I could be wrong. If not, poke around the use consignment type places.

An alternative might be a handle that you can get two hands on and power against that high speed easier. Like this for example:

Dax OneTouch Composite Winch Handle

Or possibly a shorter handle that wouldn't be obstructed, but you give up leverage.

My first mission would be to try to get the obstruction out of the way. Dodger/bimini I presume?


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Re: Ratcheting winch handle

I am afraid the obstruction is actually the railing support post.
The boat is quite narrow at the back.
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Re: Ratcheting winch handle

I just went out to Yachtworld to try to find some pics of the cockpit of an Aloa 34. Found some and they didn't seem obstructed. Was something modified or maybe different years had different layouts.



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Re: Ratcheting winch handle

That pic does not look like mine.
I have not been able to find a good pic of it so I will have to take one.
However the railing post does interfered and it seems unwise to remove it.
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I don't recall ever seeing a boat leave the factory with winches and handles that could not turn so I have to think something is NOT in its original location

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Re: Ratcheting winch handle

Gotcha.

Just to be clear, do you mean the solid aft pushpit rails or a stanchion for the lifelines? A pic might help with some ideas.


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Re: Ratcheting winch handle

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I don't recall ever seeing a boat leave the factory with winches and handles that could not turn so I have to think something is NOT in its original location
Kinda what I'm thinkin...... Which would mean that it could be moved back.


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OK, can you please tell me if you know where to obtain a ratcheting winch handle?
That is the question I am asking.
If not, no problem.
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Re: Ratcheting winch handle

That was a bit huffy.

As I already said, I don't think they are made any longer. Look in online marine consignment shops. However, you may need a different solution. Even if you find one, what will you do if you lose it or drop it overboard or the ratchet mechanism fails.

There are threads here for cordless right angle drills with a winch adapter. That might be a solution for you.

Good luck on your search.


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