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  1. #1
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    Default Electric winch conversion kits Harken

    Anybody any experience of fitting one
    Thks
    Keep it Simple!

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    Default Re: Electric winch conversion kits Harken

    Would this be any help?
    Electric Winch Conversion - Harken Tech Team Asked & Answered

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YbuNbSCDAo

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    Default Re: Electric winch conversion kits Harken

    Very expensive.

    Get a Winchrite handle

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    Default Re: Electric winch conversion kits Harken

    Are they any good?

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    Default Re: Electric winch conversion kits Harken

    Harken gear is generally well-engineered. Rather than deciding immediately on an electric conversion kit, I'd look carefully at the pricing of the new Unipower winches (which have the motor partially integrated) and see whether selling your existing winches and buying new might be around the same total cost.

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    Default Re: Electric winch conversion kits Harken

    Quote Originally Posted by cloud7 View Post
    Are they any good?
    What boat have you got?

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    Default Re: Electric winch conversion kits Harken

    Elan 45 impression

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    Default Re: Electric winch conversion kits Harken

    Hi
    I had an electric conversion kit fitted to my Harken on my Jeanneau 44i - best thing I did, two speed and works well. Only issue is you have to make your own box to cover the motor in the ceiling of the cabin below, this I did using a roasting tin as a mould for the fibre glass and it looks great and obviously dampens the noise of the motor - just looked on You tube how to and bought a simple fibre glass kit

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    Default Re: Electric winch conversion kits Harken

    Quote Originally Posted by cloud7 View Post
    Elan 45 impression
    Depends what you want it to do I guess. It will be able to furl main and genoa, hoist sails, etc. (the stuff that's not huge loads but where you have to do a lot of winching). May not be much good for genoa sheets if you have a big overlapping genoa, but if you have a small jib, it should be fine.

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