@cat man do
Don't worry about the winch manual mode will work fine if it's right size. Service
of the winches should be part of good seamanship. This is do it yourself job since service manuals
are included with every winch, and it's fair easy even with someone with 2 left hands! And most important should be done once a year.
I'll be more worried about autopilot
. You don't want to hand steer on long passages.
yes, water and electricity dont mix, have seen green kill off stuff before and I will do again.
Right! So you crank your engine
with the handle, or you have starter? That is similar type of electric motor
like on winch, windlass
... and you use it every day when you turn the key in your car. As for the "green stuff", they invented something called contact cleaner; G3 have good one in aerosol. To kill and protect from the "green stuff"
But I am more concerned about what happens when it doesnt and me an my girl need to get this monster a thousand miles to a repair.
Thousand miles? Same as with Toyota you go to Japan
and fix it!
yes, I'm sure most people carry winches worth several if not tens of thousand of dollars in their bottom draws
Few of them since boat have at least 3 dif. winch sizes.
The big ones doesn't fit in the drawer. Joke, service parts
for H60' is less the 1 kg. Btw I can fix in most cases electric motor
on boat, polish commutator, change brushes
, bushing ...
This is my point, can you?
Can you really?
Sure I can. that's why they pay me but it's irrelevant for this conversation.
There are many testimonials of successful voyages by couples or family
in 50'+ boats.
This one by Helene and Arne in Hallberg-Rassy 62 sailing Antarctica, Chilean archipelago ... 44k nm around the globe in the big heavy 62' mono packed with all technology.
Yaghans round the world blog