Maybe a bit late to respond , but while trying to help someone else in his search for electrical
winch handles I've stumbled upon this topic.
For a few years now I use a Dewalt 18 volt for my winching and love every inch of it.
I also have the grinder and drill so the batteries are exchangeable.
This right agle drill keeps me winching for a few days and I always keep a loaded batttery stand by , its takes half an hour to charge.
I wouldn't want to mis my dewalt for a second although I realise the Milwaukee 28 volt is more man enough to hoist me into the mast
It that prospect the Dewalt lets me down cold hearted.
If I would do it again , I would probably go for the Milwaukee .
But on the other hand , I allready had the cordless drill , so adding the dewalt angle drill was a normal thing to do because of the compatibility of batteries and charger.
I had no intention on turning my boat into a Walmart you see.
But I managed do some research
concerning the torque of my cordless , and Dewalt was the best in his 18 volts class.
So I'm quite happy with it , but still need to climb like a monkey though , while my wife winches me up manualy into the mast
Maybe I should have here to start pumping some iron ?
But then again , I wouldn't be able to give her the necessary daily beating no more , to keep her domesticated you see.
Oh well , I'll keep on climbing and make her bleed afterwards.
All and all a fair deal I would think. :-)
I intend to make a 2 month trip to Norway
starting halfway june (I'm living in Belgium, you know the worldchampion in not having a proper gouvernment) , you wouldn't happen to have some C-map
NT + charts
of the west coast for sale
The new buggers are so expensive you see , I need 3 charts
from the south to the Lofoten.
Haven't found any on ebay sofar.