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Old 18-05-2018, 16:20   #91
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Re: Survey: what modifications are needed for the aging sailor

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the biologic clock tells me is time to get one of those electric Milwaukee units d.
What kind of bit you use to fit in the winch?
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Try winchbit.com
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Re: Survey: what modifications are needed for the aging sailor

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the biologic clock tells me is time to get one of those electric Milwaukee units d.
What kind of bit you use to fit in the winch?
thank you
Try Google: "winch drill bit "

https://www.google.com/search?q=winc...hrome&ie=UTF-8

I've got the Cranker and one other as I unfortunately have a couple of old Merrimans that don't fit the standard size and needed a square drive that could be ground down to fit.
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Re: Survey: what modifications are needed for the aging sailor

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the biologic clock tells me is time to get one of those electric Milwaukee units d.
What kind of bit you use to fit in the winch?
thank you
Davil,

We found we couldn't beat the 'Ultimate Cranker Complete' package for US$499 by piecemealing the parts from separate sources.

Be sure to get the Milwaukee 0721 angle drill with the newer M28 batteries [not the older V28 batteries...] We find 2 batteries keep us going for extended use periods. [The first will recharge in time while using the second...]

Be aware there are two approaches to the winch bits: the ones that mount in the drill motor chuck, and the ones that replace the chuck ['Ultimate Cranker'; you can still mount the chuck for use as needed...]

We prefer the Ultimate Cranker design that replaces the chuck for two reasons:
- Smaller profile [length of bit is shorter without the chuck]
- If you need to use it in reverse [we do...] the chuck can unscrew under high torque. [Our anchor windlass has winch sockets for manual back-up, and we may need to run in forward or reverse if using the built-in kedging socket on the windlass in the event of electric failure on the windlass.]

This thing is a beast! Enjoy...

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