Compact yet powerful, sailboat winches are one of the most utilized pieces of equipment onboard. These mechanical marvels occupy little deck rail space yet many are capable of pulling several tons! It’s easy to damage a winch, even highly experienced sailors have done this. Just remember that higher loads demand more wraps or the sheet loads will transfer to the trailing arm, instead of the drum. A damaged trailing arm signals a complete winch replacement which will not be cheap. To keep your sailboat winches in top shape, here’s a tip: There’s a fine line between too many and too few wraps. Experienced sailors can “feel” when it’s right. Just pay attention to the loads on the winch, and wrap accordingly.
When your sailboat winches need repair or replacement know that Wholesale Marine stocks a wide variety of winches and components from marine manufacturers like Ronstan, Lewmar, Barton, and Anderson. If you decide to convert your smaller winches to self-tailing, just slip Barton’s 21641 Small Wincher over the top of standard winches. Their central groove will lock the sheet to create the ideal cleating. Another option that is both easy to use and to maintain, Lewmar’s 30CST EVO Two-Speed, Self-Tailing Winch in Chrome will provide years of reliable service.
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Maybe your sailboat winches need a minor upgrade. Lewmar’s One-Touch Power Grip 10” Winch Handle creates fluid motion and prevents twisting and jiggling, to reduce or avoid hand, arm, and back strain. Ronstan’s Quick-Lock 8” Winch Handle is also a solid yet economical choice. If you decide to replace or to upgrade your sailboat winches, Andersen’s 46 ST FS 2-Speed Self-Tailing Winch in stainless steel is a worthwhile investment and will earn you a couple thousand Captain’s Club Rewards Program points (be sure to sign up) you can redeem at a later time for discounts on additional Wholesale Marine merchandise.
Whatever your recreational boating life requires, Wholesale Marine can supply it. We offer competitive prices and same day, flat rate shipping. Returns are easy and you can depend on our great advice and customer service. Order your sailboat winches or any other recreational boat items with confidence from Wholesale Marine. We’re here for you Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM EST at (877) 388-2628. Remember to ask about our Captain’s Club Rewards Program for additional discounts the next time you shop at Wholesale Marine!