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.
#18 Standard Self -Tailing Series winch has the following
specifications: One-Speed Winch, 2.6:1:1 Gear Ratio 1st, 18.8:1 Power Ratio,
2-4/5" Drum, 4-7/10" Base, 5-1/2" H, 7.2 lb.
- Drum Material: Stainless steel
- Ball Bearings: Stainless ball and roller bearings
- Type: Manual
- Depth: Flush-mounted
- Warranty: Three years