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Old 21-10-2020, 09:53   #1
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Folding winch handle?

Anybody have any experience wth these?

https://easysea.org/

They are pricy but a very neat idea, if they live up to their billing.

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Old 21-10-2020, 10:36   #2
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Re: Folding winch handle?

The Uma folks have them.

Not clear if they really like them or are being nice to a supplier that gave them free stuff.
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Re: Folding winch handle?

for $300 per handle...no thank you.
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Re: Folding winch handle?

I bought one at the beginning of this past season -- although I think the price was just under $200 at the time. Very happy with it. It came with a winch cover though the cover is a bit cheesy. The handle itself is extremely well made and I've never had any problems. If I bought a second one, I'd never remove them from the winches as the only time I move this one is from one side of the boat to the other.
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Re: Folding winch handle?

Ok I’ll bite.
Looks like a great idea. And well executed.
But.
For me not what I want.
For the a bit more than same price I get two handles and two pockets. I can put the handle in and out with one hand easily and teach my crew to do the same.
Plus I have six winches in the cockpit that get used regularly.
And I often stand on the main jib winches to reach the main cover.
If I had a straight up modern day sailor ala a Morris, Hood, Alerion or other it could be a really nice simplifying concept.
I’m Just not sure I am the target market.
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Re: Folding winch handle?

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If I bought a second one, I'd never remove them from the winches as the only time I move this one is from one side of the boat to the other.
I think this is basically how Dan and Kika on Uma use theirs. They've had them for a couple years now, but I'm not sure they've ever really discussed them.

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Plus I have six winches in the cockpit that get used regularly.
And I often stand on the main jib winches to reach the main cover.
If I had a straight up modern day sailor ala a Morris, Hood, Alerion or other it could be a really nice simplifying concept.
I agree, these sound like a great idea for a boat that sails mostly on a single set of winches.
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Re: Folding winch handle?

Even folded up it still looks quite capable of snagging lines and tripping people stepping over it - it sticks up a good ways, from the pictures. You also need to unfold it before the winch can be used. A standard winch handle can also snag lines and trip people stepping over it. If you leave a standard handle in the winch though, you don't have to do anything but grab it to start using it. And the standard handles are a lot cheaper.
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Re: Folding winch handle?

Another product purported to solve a problem which doesn’t really exist....brilliant marketing.
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Re: Folding winch handle?

They seem very small to me, claim to be 8" effective length.

Don't get one without trying a onetouch winch handle first
https://www.harken.co.nz/productdeta...789&taxid=7748

These are just fabulous, so easy to put on and off one handed and really light, but also full sized. I never use the other winch handles on the boat at all.
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