Winches in reach

Winches in reach
The concept of putting primary winches next to the companionway is by no means a new idea, but it’s nice to see it on a modern boat. The cockpit is safe, so why do many designs entail stepping out of it to gain the purchase necessary to grind the winch? Solo sailors might want winches further aft, but for everyone else, winching from the safety of the companionway has obvious benefits. The winches are higher, so the mechanics of winching are easier, and it’s safer for your crew.

 

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