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. The #40 Standard Series winch has the following specs: Two Speed Winch, 1.0:1 Gear Ratio 1st, 6.4:1 Gear Ratio 2nd, 6.5:1 Power Ratio 1st, 42.5:1 Power Ratio 2nd, 3" Drum Dia., 5-1/3" Base Dia., 5-1/2"H, 7.25lb.