E-WINCHER

SAIL - - Experience Under Sail -

The con­cept of a stand-alone por­ta­ble elec­tric winch han­dle to help grind man­ual winches is cer­tainly not a new one. Pre­vi­ous it­er­a­tions, how­ever, have been sim­ple and straight­for­ward, lit­tle more than over­sized elec­tric drills, while the newly de­vel­oped Ewincher from France takes the game to a whole new level of so­phis­ti­ca­tion. With its er­gonomic winch­han­dle shape, the Ewincher al­lows you to com­bine man­ual and elec­tric power for max­i­mum flex­i­bil­ity and ef­fi­ciency. With vari­able speeds rang­ing be­tween 15 and 80 rpm, and 59 foot-pounds of torque on tap from its ef­fi­cient brush­less mo­tor, the Ewincher can help with every­thing from trim­ming head­sails, hoisting main­sails and haul­ing in furl­ing lines to hoisting crew up the mast. You can grind with elec­tric power alone, in ei­ther di­rec­tion on a twospeed winch, or grind both man­u­ally and elec­tri­cally to max­i­mize haul­ing speed. The Ewincher weighs less than 5lb, is wa­ter­proof and has a re­mov­able 24-volt 3,000 mAH bat­tery pack that al­lows you to quickly swap out bat­ter­ies and keep on grind­ing when the go­ing gets tough. You can even con­nect the Ewincher to your smart­phone to create cus­tom set­tings for dif­fer­ent users, and store and man­age us­age data. Ac­ces­sories in­clude a car­ry­ing pack, a cus­tom-sized winch-han­dle pocket and ex­tra bat­tery packs. $3,100. Ewincher, ewincher.com

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