If you’ve ever had the pleasure of sailing or racing aboard a boat equipped with Andersen winches, then you know you really can feel the difference when uncompromising quality is built in. These stainless-steel winches are smooth, quiet, efficient, and easy to use. They combine Andersen’s famous Power Rib drum surface, which generates horizontal friction, with a highly polished surface to minimize vertical friction, so the rope slides easily up the drum. The self-tailing system adjusts automatically to accommodate various rope diameters. The self-tailing arms are curved to give a fair lead, so friction is minimized.
Pawls are made from unbreakable cold-pressed 316 stainless-steel bar. Lightweight stainless drums, combined with aluminum bronze internal construction, results in a winch that actually weighs the same or less than aluminum winches of similar size. Aluminum bronze base plates are twice as strong as standard bronze, giving a light, stiff and strong construction for increased winch efficiency. Thanks to the superb quality of materials used, winch service is required only every second year under normal use.
12ST Geared One-Speed winch, 1.3:1 Gear Ratio 1st, 9.5:1 Power Ratio 1st, 2-3/4" Drum Dia., 4-1/2" Base Dia., 5-1/8" H, 6.2 lb.
|Andersen Manufacturing #18 Geared One-Speed Stainless Steel Self-Tailing Winch||$679.99|