Anderson winches are certainly good equipment
but I question the merit of spending so much on electric
drives and the attendent wiring
issues et al. Consider another alternative...
After suffering a rather serious injury on July 10, 2004, I pretty much lost
the use of my left arm, and would have the arm entirely save for the skills of a Dr. Barry Sanders at Florida
Orthopeadic Institute When he and pals were discussing how to put me back together (a pardon me guys, but I'm a person laying here!), the only thing I insisted on was non-ferous materials in my arm (stump) as I didn't want to screw up my own steering compass
. (I'm good--they used titanium!) Next was the issue of cranking the winches on our rather large Beneteau
which I had no intention of giving up, damaged arm or no! Although I investigated electric drives, even for us the cost of that self indulgence was rather much. Then I discovered a piece of gear
called a "Winch Buddy" which further investigation revealed to be nothing more than a battery
powered Milwaukee Right Angle Drill fitted with a winch bit.
At an overall cost of about $500 on Toolup.com and eBay-- including the Milwaukee RAD, the bitt, two batteries that charge up on a 12v charger
fitted with a cigarette lighter adapter in less than 2 hours--we have Electric primaries, secondaries, halyard
winches and furling
winches that even my 4'-11", 105 lb, wife handles easily. The Anderson winches, complimented by the Milwaukee RAD--which you can take home, or to another boat--will be more than adaquate for your application!
Cheers, s/v HyLyte!!