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  1. #1
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    Default Portable Electric Winch handels

    Any members have any opinions on these
    Thanks
    Keep it Simple!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Portable Electric Winch handels

    I have a Winchrite. One of my best buys ever.

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    Default Re: Portable Electric Winch handels

    I've got real concerns that I won't get enough exercise when I am aboard! (They'll be banned)

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    Default Re: Portable Electric Winch handels

    Winchrite for me.Good service as well if needed.

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    Default Re: Portable Electric Winch handels

    Again, Winchrite is one of my most happy investments ever!

    I love it!

    And outstanding service.

    Tony

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    Default Re: Portable Electric Winch handels

    How long does the battery last before needing to be recharged? Can it be recharged using 12v?

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    Default Re: Portable Electric Winch handels

    If, as I understand it, the OP has just invested substantially in a sizeable new boat, I would suggest it is worth thinking about making the investment in some proper electric winches. Getting now would get most value from these.
    And if ever planned to be sold, most buyers now expect on a modern 40 foot boat to find at least one electric winch, typically for the main halyard (with other ropes able to be diverted to this).
    We certainly find the one electric winch handy - for lifting weighty items on board, aiding going up mast etc as well as sailing. We have a narrow blade jib so donít need genoa winches electrified, but have found useful sailing bigger boats with substantial overlapping genoas.
    Portable electric handles are useful, but long term the fitted electric winches are the real deal.

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    Default Re: Portable Electric Winch handels

    I agree completely but the cost is high. Cabling, disruption on fitting, protrusion below decl/coach roof etc.
    Not to mention battery consumption.

    I would love to fit one on the coach roof but can't find a pretty way of doing it!

    So, meanwhile, the Winchrite does the job, and yes, I have a 140 genoa!!!


    Tony

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    Default Re: Portable Electric Winch handels

    Fully appreciate that unfortunately she was built already

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    Default Re: Portable Electric Winch handels

    Just read this thread and bought a Winchrite

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