Power winches seem like digital maps - they work 99% of the time so you grow to trust them implicitly.
Then they turn around and tear your arm off or sink your boat.
We all know cruising is just another word for repairing stuff in exotic locations. In some ways the desired reliability
is why the Air Force spends $800.00 for a toilet seat.
Engineering and manufacturing reliable equipment
that doesn't fail or fails at 1/10 the rate of sailing stuff is expensive. Much of gear
we need would be made potentially unaffordable.