Pewaukee, WI—Harken has added a larger size 60 to its two-way trimming and easing electric winch. First introduced in 2011 with size 46, the Rewind™ Radial® electric winch is the latest in Harken's quest to provide cruisers with "easy sailing" solutions. Now, even larger yachts can have the advantage of easing and trimming highly-loaded sails without touching the winch or taking the line out of the self-tailer.
"The Rewind Radial electric winch is exactly what cruisers have been looking for in push-button sail control," said Harken Italy Engineering Manager, Michele Cazzaro. "The Rewind™ works no differently than a standard Harken electric 2-speed winch—fast trimming in first gear and more power in second. BUT! Turn the red knob at the bottom of the winch and you activate the patented Rewind function. Now this winch will trim in and ease out the sheet without you or your crew going to the winch and manually releasing the line from the drum."
The Rewind 46 is used to trim highly-loaded jibs and mainsheets and to raise and lower halyards on boats from 10.6 m to 14.6 m (35 ft to 48 ft). The new 60 handles yachts 14.6 m to 18.2 m (48 ft to 60 ft). The investment-cast stainless steel arm keeps line captive. Load-carrying gears and pins are 17-4PH stainless steel for strength and durability. Drums are available in black hardcoat-anodized aluminum and polished chrome.
Size 40 available in April, 2013.