Andersen has improved their excellent stainless winches by adding a variable speed compact motor. Available in two versions; with the motor mounted below deck with smaller dimensions than the standard motor, and above deck with the motor directly below the winch. The motor is an all-in-one design, with no extra control boxes, and only three wires to attach, resulting in the smallest possible footprint. It uses no carbon brushes, virtually eliminating wear.
Ball Bearings: Stainless Draw: 30 to 50% less than standard electric winches, with a 50% reduction in weight Drum Material: Lightweight stainless steel Material: Stainless drive shaft, cold-pressed 316 stainless captive pawls, aluminum./bronze
base plate Self Tailing: Yes Warranty: One year
Size 40 Above-Deck-Motor Winch, 12V, 3" Drum Dia., 6" Base Dia., 10-9/32" Height, 6-3/16" Line Entry, 5/16"-9/16" Line Size, 37.5lb.
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Comments about #40 Variable Speed Stainless Steel Above Deck Self Tailing Winch, 12V:
This is a great winch when intruding below deck is not an option. I installed one in my Lightwave 38 catamaran. The winch+motor is very compact and yet has plenty of power to raise my main sail in under 2 minutes.Photos:https://plus.google.com/photos/105187180429104089107/albums/5748107178459937793