Electric Radial winches let you relax in luxury and trim any size sail with the push of a button. Lightweight aluminum or mirror-finished chrome drums, and high-strength composite self-tailing jaws and skirt save weight. Composite roller bearings reduce friction under load and don’t require lubrication. Load-carrying gears and pins are 17-4PH stainless steel for strength and durability.
Winches mount in minutes without removing the drum and can be quickly disassembled and serviced on deck. Seasonal maintenance is painless. Snap-fit socket, washer and screw top lift out as a unit, making reassembly fast and mistake free, with no leftover or misplaced parts to worry about.
Manual Radials easily convert to power. They don’t require an adapter plate, and the identical stud pattern means no filling old holes and drilling new ones. Boatbuilders can make upgrades even easier by precutting and sealing a 3.00" drive-shaft hole into the boat. Winches can be mounted vertically or horizontally and operate using waterproof switches located near the winch. A locking handle inserted into an unloaded winch automatically disconnects the motor gear for manual operation. Size 40 available in 12 volt only. Sizes 46 through 80 available in 12 or 24 volts.
1. Manual Override
A Harken locking handle inserted into an unloaded winch automatically disconnects the motor gear for manual operation.
2. More Efficient Operation
Harken motors attach to the central drive shaft and drive through the winch gears for a twospeed mechanical advantage-the low-power first gear for fast trimming, the higher-power second gear for fine-tuning loaded sheets. The result is reduced battery drain, allowing more efficient use of the motor.
3. Reliable Switches
Winches operate with included waterproof switches and reliable easy-to-service electric controls.
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