Winches perform a crucial task on a sailboat: controlling the line. Sailboats have a mainsail, headsail and a jib, genoa or spinnaker. Handling these sails effectively requires one or many sizes of winches on your sailboat. At West Marine, you'll find self-tailing winches and non-self-tailing winches, plus winch handles and holders with different lengths and handles to meet your winching torque needs. Sailboat winch electric conversion kits remove the hassle of cranking by hand and can be operated manually when necessary. Choose from West Marine’s selection of great brands in sailing, like Andersen, Harken, Lewmar and others. Keep your winch in working order with winch repair parts. The winch you choose can make a big impact on your sailing experience and the lifespan of your line. West Marine also offers a rigging service where you can get custom running rigging done for your sailboat.

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