- A winch is a mechanical device that is used to pull in (wind up) or let out (wind out) or otherwise adjust the “tension” of a rope or wire rope (also called “cable” or “wire cable”).
- In its simplest form it consists of a spool and attached hand crank.
- Winches are typically used to raise the mainsail and to trim in jib sheets. The line is wrapped clockwise around the winch drum and a handle inserted in the top; cranking the handle turns the drum to bring in the line.
- At Western Marine Center, we provide high quality stainless steel winches.
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